Biobanking and Genetic Research in Africa

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Biobanking and Genetic Research in Africa

October 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dr Emmanuel Obasa


Associate Prof Shenuka Singh: Biobanking during COVID-19 in South Africa

Shenuka is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Dentistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal  (UKZN). She has a doctoral degree in Dental Public Health. Currently, she is registered for a second  PhD (Clinical and Health Research Ethics) in the Centre for Medical Eth ics and Law at Stellenbosch  University, after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Ethics on the ARESA  program. Shenuka has served on the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) and the CSIR  REC. She is currently serving as a Deputy Chair for the Biomedical Research Ethics Committee at UKZN.

Francis Masiye: Informed Consent for Genetic Research in Malawi: Preliminary Findings

Francis is a graduate in Philosophy (Pontifical Urbaniana University). He completed a Masters degree  in Medical Anthropology (University of Malawi) followed by a Masters in Bioethics (University of Cape  Town). Francis subsequently attended training in the International Research Ethics Institute (Johns  Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health). He has also attended post-graduate training in Clinical  Ethics and Clinical Trial Monitoring. He is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical and Research Ethics in  the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at Stellenbosch University and is working in the Directorate of Research, Postgraduate Studies and Outreach at the Malawi University of Science and Technology  (MUST).

Associate Prof Joseph Ochieng: Return of Results of Genomics Research in Uganda

Joseph is a medical doctor with bioethics expertise. He is an Associate Professor and former chair  of the department of Anatomy at Makerere University. He has developed and implemented bioethics related training curricula for Masters, undergraduate and short course training programs. Dr. Ochieng  has served as a member on three IRBs over a period of 17 years and conducted research resulting  in several publications. He has served as a consultant on a number of related research activities and  contributed  to   development   and  implementation   of national   research   ethics   guidelines for human and animal research and national guidelines for Biobanking in Uganda.


October 8, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Microsoft Teams Meeting
Cap Town, South Africa


Stellenbosch University – The Centre of Medical Ethics & Law