4th session

Biomedical research in Africa

New insights from a pan-African genome-wide association study with lipid levels: an AWI-Gen sub-study. Michele Ramsay (Director and Research Chair, Division of Human Genetics, National Health Laboratory, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa).

Genomic data from >5000 South Africans reveal novel sub-structure reflecting the complex demographic history within South-Eastern Bantu speaker populations. Ananyo Choudhury (Senior Researcher, Division of Human Genetics, National Health Laboratory, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa).

Nexus between genomics and society: a southern African perspective. Himla Soodyall (Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and Director of the MRC/NHLS/Wits Human Genomic Diversity and Disease Research Unit, National Health Laboratory Service, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa).