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Genetic Medicine in Africa: Problems, Prospect, Promise

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ambroise Wonkam
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Global Health Exchange

Prof Ambroise Wonkam is professor of medical geneticist, in the Division of Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, and University of Cape Town, South Africa. After a MD training from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon), Dr. Wonkam completed a thesis in Cell Biology in the department of Morphology, University of Geneva (Switzerland) and a PhD in Human Genetics (University of Cape Town, South Africa).He was awarded the 2003 Denber-Pinard Prize for the best thesis from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.

Other salient aspects of Dr. Wonkam's background include his education as a medical geneticist at a highly reputable genetics department in Geneva (Switzerland). He subsequently practiced medical genetics in both European and African contexts. Dr. Wonkam's interests are reflected in more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, which are in laboratory, clinical educational and ethical aspects of medical genetics.

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