ACREME funds researchers to attend Amplicon deep sequencing workshop

December 16, 2019

The Asia Pacific International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) recently hosted six malaria-endemic country scientists to complete a hands-on amplicon sequencing (AmpSeq) workshop at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). AmpSeq is a novel and high-resolution genotyping technique that can be used to sensitively discriminate different clones of Plasmodium spp. infections. It has multiple applications in epidemiological studies, drug efficacy trials, and for investigating infection dynamics of malaria.

AmpSeq workshop participants in the laboratory at WEHI.

ACREME funded Ms. Retno A.S Utami (Senior Research Assistant, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta, Indonesia) and Dr Paul P. Pumuye (Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Papua New Guinea) to travel to Melbourne and attend the week-long workshop led by Ms Maria Gruenberg (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland).

Ms. Retno A.S Utami performs sample preparation for amplicon deep sequencing.

Dr Paul Pumuye pipetting samples as part of the Amplicon Sequencing Workshop

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