Covenant University Wins NIH Research Grant Award

Covenant University Wins NIH Research Grant Award

 
Covenant University Wins NIH Research Grant Award

Covenant University has yet again set another trail blazing record of being the only Nigerian University on a globally recognized bioinformatics consortium

Covenant University has yet again set another trail blazing record of being the only Nigerian University on a globally recognized bioinformatics consortium entitled: “H3ABioNet - Sustainable African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa”. This consortium is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the United States National Institute of Health (NIH). The award runs for 5 years, with budget of $57,660 per year, totalling $288,300 precisely for the 5 years.

Professor Ezekiel F. Adebiyi, of the Department of Computer and Information System, who leads the University’s Bioinformatics Research Cluster, facilitated the winning of the Research Award.

Covenant University Bioinformatics Research Cluster selection for the award was processed by an application and a Research Proposal which was understudied by the National Human Genome Research Institute, that adjudged the University on the winning list amongst other 26 Universities and Institutions.

Other recipients of the award include University of Cape Town, Harvard University, Nigeria National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Future University of Sudan, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Management and Development for Health, Rhodes University, University of Pretoria, University of Western Cape, University of Witwatersrand, University of Liverpool, Zagazig University, amongst others.