Researchers from across the University of Cambridge and its affiliated institutes are engaging with the initiatives of the Cambridge-Africa Programme by carrying out collaborative research with African colleagues, and/or supporting African fellows.
Dr Annettee Nakimuli, Makerere University and MUII PhD Fellow, and her Cambridge co-supervisor Professor Ashley Moffett, Department of Pathology.
In order to encourage new collaborations with African researchers and to support African PhD students and post-doctoral fellows, we have built (and are continuously expanding) a database of current and potential Cambridge collaborators and their expertise. The Cambridge researchers listed are either already engaging with, or have indicated their interest in being matched to Africans who have similar research interests. Cambridge researchers who would like to get involved do not need to have a pre-prepared project available, or existing African links, in order to be included in the database. If you would like your details to be included, please complete the (short and painless) registration form.
Note to African researchers searching for a Cambridge collaborator: Please be aware that any enquiries about potential collaboration with a Cambridge researcher should to be directed to one of the Cambridge-Africa team or firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. They will then put you in touch with the Cambridge researcher if there is an appropriate match in the research interests. Thanks for your cooperation.
Dr Tolu Oni (Public health, urban health) Tolu.Oni@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk More Info
Position & Affiliation:
Clinical Senior Research Associate, MRC Epidemiology unit
Upstream determinants of health in the context of rapidly growing cities in Africa
OrCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4499-1910
Scopus Author ID: 26658541700
Dr Willem Ouwehand (Platelet Biology & Cardiovascular Disease) email@example.com More Info
Position & Affiliation:
University Reader in Platelet Biology and Genetics, Dept of Haematology
www.haem.cam.ac.uk and www.bloodomics.org
The main interest of my group is the relationship between sequence variation and the traits of count, volume and function of platelets. Our programme is highly relevant to cardiovascular diseases and research on platelet formation and megakaryopoiesis.
Possible project topics: Studies of platelet function in relation to atherothrombosis in patients with Sickle Cell disease.
(1) O'Connor MN et al. (2009) Functional genomics in zebrafish permits rapid characterization of novel platelet membrane proteins. Blood, 113, 4754-4762.
(2) Soranzo N et al. (2009) A novel variant on chromosome 7q22.3 associated with mean platelet volume, counts, and function. Blood, 113, 3831-3837.
(3) Soranzo N et al. (2009) A meta-analysis of eight hematological parameters identifies 22 associated loci and extensive disease pleiotropy on chromosome 12q24. Nat Genet, 41, 1182 - 1190.