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Overseas Programme Impact Stories

Pablo Tsukayama

Current Role: Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Perú.

“Attending the 2017 course in Costa Rica shaped my research in profound ways. It opened up a whole network of collaborators and training opportunities that have helped me advance my career and become one of the leading researchers in microbial genomics in Peru.”

Overseas Location: Costa Rica

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Tapfumanei Mashe

Current Role: Research Scientist – Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe

“I was thrilled to be surrounded by highly skilled and knowledgeable trainers who are leaders in their respective fields…I have been able to employ the bioinformatics skills and molecular techniques I learnt, with profound results…All my expectations were met, and in many instances exceeded”.

Overseas Location: Africa

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Jessica Akester

Current Role: Research Scientist – University of Cape Town Drug Discovery and Development Unit, South Africa

“Attending and organising the courses have given me a new perspective on drug discovery, not only in increasing my knowledge and skills, but also in building relationships and networks that could potentially result in future collaborations. Through hosting the course in Africa, it is evident that there is an ongoing need to educate African scientist in the drug discovery field if we intend on making a difference and building capacity and competencies on the African continent.”

Overseas Location: South Africa
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Kanny Diallo

Current Role: Associate Postdoctoral Fellow – Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique, Cote d’Ivoire

“Meeting the other 19 participants was also a highlight of the course as it really opened my mind to the quality of research being done in different research centres and universities across the African continent.”

Overseas Location: South Africa
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  • Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa

Glennah Kerubo

Current Role: Lecturer at Kenyatta University, School of Medicine, Nairobi, Kenya

participant and an assistant trainer has increased my networks regionally and in some cases contributed to grant applications. Ultimately, I have successfully published my work on determination of drug resistance patterns of Mtb strains obtained from pulmonary TB patients.”

Overseas Location: Africa
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  • Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa

Lucia and Caterina

Current Role: Researchers

“Thanks to this course we were able to meet colleagues that were working in similar topics. Learning from each other was a rewarding experience and it was the beginning of a promising collaboration”.

Overseas Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Genomics and Epidemiological Surveillance of Bacterial Pathogens

Duy Pham

Current Role: Joint Head of Molecular Epidemiology Group – Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Vietnam

“The Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses helped to shape my career in bacterial genomics and facilitated establishment of my mentoring relations and research networks. I have also met many extraordinary people from these courses who have directly and indirectly contributed to my success, as I now hold a senior position in my institute”.

Overseas Location: Vietnam
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  • Working with Pathogen Genomes

Se Eun Park

Current Role: Associate Research Scientist at the International Vaccine Institute

“I would like to thank the ACSC team and distinguished lecturers for an excellent and well-structured course, empowering many researchers who are entering into this field of study.”

Overseas Location: Vietnam
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  • Working with Pathogen Genomes

If you have attended one of our overseas courses and you have a success story to share, please do email our Assistant Overseas Courses Manager, Isabela Malta for details on how to submit.

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