Training Leaders for a Malaria-free World

Contact: Oumou Maïga Ascofaré

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. DELGEME provides short-term and degree training (MSc, PhD, Post-doctoral) to young African scientists. Fellowships are 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 are available for fellows at The USTTB, the MRC, and USAMRD/KEMRI. In 2022 the initiative has been extended for another four years. The current project period is referred to as 'DELGEME Plus'. 


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

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

Funding Period 2016-2026
Funding Body Wellcome Trust Developing Excellence in Leadership
  Training and Science Africa Initiative (DELTAS Africa) initiative
  Department of International Development (DFID)
  Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA)

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