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Dr Anita Ghansah


Research Fellow


Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana

Anita is an early career researcher based at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Accra, Ghana. Her research interests include building capacity in the use of Plasmodium falciparum genomic data to describe the extent of genetic diversity of the parasite, discovery of new genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that may have biological importance and development of novel genetic analysis tools for studying well defined phenotypes such as drug resistance and vaccine efficacy. In 2013, Anita was appointed as a member of the expert working group on malaria elimination in Ghana, constituted by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana. Their mandate is to come up with a comprehensive approach for the elimination of malaria in Ghana, and Anita is largely responsible for the role of parasite and human genetics and genomics in the malaria elimination efforts. Anita is also member of the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa (PDNA).

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