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Ethical Issues in Sickle Cell Disease Research in Africa

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.

Start Date
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Start Time
12:00 pm
Trent 040