FF134-533: Fleming Fund Regional Grant Set 1 SEQAFRICA

Project Details


During Phase I (2019-2023), SeqAfrica established the regional sequencing network with regional WGS RCs based in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and South Africa building on already established WGS and bioinformatics capacity and capabilities. Throughout Phase I the project worked towards further developing, expanding, and supporting WGS and bioinformatics capacity for AMR surveillance across Africa using short-read technology, at the regional WGS RCs and beyond.

Going forward in Phase II, the project will aim to maintain core services with a downsized network and a moderate sequencing capacity for AMR surveillance with an increased focus on virtual training, data use and dissemination. The project will also pilot a few sentinel sites who will focus on long-read sequencing using MinION sequencers from ONT paired with an offline laptop-based analysis designed for non-technical users. It will offer a proof of concept for the original vision of democratising WGS with the potential to expand roll out in case additional funds become available in the future.
Short titleSeqAfrica Phase II
Effective start/end date01/10/202331/12/2025

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) (Project partner)
  • National Institute for Communicable Diseases (Project partner)
  • Institute Pasteur de Dakar (Project partner)


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