“Perhaps the most advanced genomics facility in West Africa right now is located in Ede in southwestern Nigeria. At Redeemer’s University, a private institution founded by a Nigerian megachurch, microbiologist Christian Happi is building an empire. Construction teams are busy creating a $3.9-million home for the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases.” A recent feature in the journal Nature puts focus on the future of genomics in West Africa, with stories and insights from several VHFC/ACEGID members, including Christian Happi and Nike Folarin.

Read the article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00454-1