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Thursday August 24, 2023
9am - 6pm


Institute for Human Virology Nigeria(IHVN), Abuja.


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Illumina Day Nigeria 2023 is organised by the global genomics company, ILLUMINA INC., and ISN MEDICAL as the authorised channel partner of Illumina in Nigeria.

At ISN Medical, we believe that Precision Medicine will shape the future of healthcare and that Genomics is a critical component of that. There are already recorded benefits of genomics in clinical diagnosis, disease prevention and control, medical research, and epidemiology around the world. We believe that this is just the beginning and are very excited about what the future holds for Genomics across the African continent.

This first of its kind event tagged “Unlocking the Power of Genomics in Nigeria” is aimed at discussing emerging trends in Genomics across Nigeria and other parts of Africa. Topics ranging from Population Genomics to the role of Genomics in preventing disease outbreaks, as well as emerging applications such as Transcriptomics and Proteomics will be discussed.

At this event, we have the pleasure of hosting some of the most reputable names on this subject as keynote speakers. Prof Solomon Ofori-Acquah, the founding director of West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC), and the Director of the Ghana Genome Project will be sharing firsthand update on his experiences with the Ghana Genome Project and how Genome can help tackle Sickle Cell disease. Prof Alash’le Abimiku, the co-founder of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), renowned for her research interests in the epidemiological characterization of viruses and HIV disease models from selected target study populations in Nigeria to understand the pathogenesis of HIV and co-infections; and protective mechanisms through HIV vaccine research and fostering collaborations between Nigerian Researchers and their counterparts globally. She will be sharing The Essential Toolkit for setting up a Research infrastructure for Genomics. They will be sharing the stage with distinguished delegates from the NCDC, ACEGID, NIMR, Covenant University and many more.