Dr. Michael Frimpong, a Senior Scientist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), and a lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been named among the second cohort of ten fellows for the 2020 African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI). Training will be hosted at a world-class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH. The main objective of APTI is to train a cadre of African scientists so they return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their communities, help solve Africa’s challenges in global health and development, and in turn become trainers of the next generation scientists. Dr. Frimpong will be hosted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, with a research focus on pathogen genomics, skin microbiome analysis and bioinformatics (Read more)