Training Leaders for a Malaria-free World

DELGEME aims to enrich the pool of African Scientist working in African institutions with relevant expertise particularly for the exploitation of genetics and genomics data for malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa.
Over the next five years, DELGEME will be providing short-term and degree training (MSc, PhD, Post-doctoral) to at least 85 young African scientists. Fellowships will be hosted at an African institution with a curriculum in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics or data science. DELGEME fellows are expected to develop a research proposal directed at elucidating critical gaps in malaria genetics and molecular epidemiological data exploration that can aid malaria elimination. Dedicated computational facilities will be available for fellows at The USTTB, the MRC, and USAMRD/KEMRI.


Partner country Ghana
  Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR)
  The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)-Navrongo Health Research Centre
Partner country Mali
Institutions University of Science Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB)
Partner country The Gambia
Institutions Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit
Partner country Kenya
Institutions The Jomoto Kenyatta of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
  Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, University of Nairobi
  The United States Army Medical Research Directorate (USAMRD-K)/KEMRI
Partner country Tanzania
Institutions The National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
Partner country South Africa
Institutions Rhodes University of Grahams Town
  University of Capetown (UCT)
  The University of Western Cape (SANBI)
Partner country Senegal
Institutions Université Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar, Master Bioinformatique - Biomathématique
Partner country United Kingdom
  Oxford University - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Others MalariaGEN
  Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa (PDNA)


Calls for applications on this exciting exercise is available on the website

Funding Period 2016-2021
Funding Body Wellcome Trust Developing Excellence in Leadership
  Training and Science Africa Initiative (DELTAS Africa) initiative in partnership with...
  Department of International Development (DFID)
  Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA)

International Teaching and Capacity Building (iTCB)

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