UNIMAK Infectious Disease Research Laboratory.

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The infectious disease research laboratory was established in 2015 in collaboration with scientists from the University of Cambridge and supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust, as part of an effort to build capacity in the area of infectious disease research and surveillance.

The team of two were trained by scientists from the University of Cambridge to operate the ThermoScientific IonTorrent sequencer and the Ebola virus Ampliseq sequencing workflow. UNIMAK Scientists Raoul Emeric and Umaru Jah provided essential genetic sequencing support to allow the characterisation of the recently identified Ebola case in Sierra Leone.

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