Annette UwinezaCountry of origin: Rwanda Currently in: Rwanda, Kigali General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Degrees2015 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Current Research Activities
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
My current research is to identify genetics defects (mutation, chromosomal abnormalities) involved in intellectual disability and multiple congenital malformations in Rwandan population. I am also interested in variability of facial dymorphism in African populations. In addition , I am interested in bioinformatic and genetic variability leading to non-communicable disease in African populations.
Publications resulting from Research:
Uwineza A, Caberg JH, Hitayezu J, Hellin AC, Jamar M, et al. (2014) Array-CGH analysis in Rwandan patients presenting development delay/intellectual disability with multiple congenital anomalies. BMC Med Genet 15: 79
Uwineza A, Hitayezu J, Jamar M, Caberg JH, Murorunkwere S, et al. (2015) Cytogenetic Studies of Rwandan Pediatric Patients Presenting with Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability and/or Multiple Congenital Anomalies. J Trop Pediatr.
Uwineza A, Mutesa L. Medical genetics and genomic medicine in Rwanda. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2015; 3: 486-9.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeachingI am currently a lecturer in Clinical Biology at the School of Medicine and Pharmacy, in the College of Medicine and Health Science at the University of Rwanda (former national University of Rwanda: NUR). I am involved in managing daily activities in the Center of Human Genetic such as research teaching and Genetic counseling. I am also involved in teaching of the module of Biochemistry.
Workshop and Conference Attended2016 National Institute of Health / Bethesda/ Maryland /USA International Summit in Human Genetic and Genomic2016 Dakar/ Senegal 9th Annual Meeting of African Society of Human Genetics (Asfhg)2015 Kigali/Rwanda Applied biotechnology in Rwanda2014 ICIPE/Nairobi /Kenya Bioiformatic Approches for Next Generation Sequencing2015 Palais des beaux Arts , Charleroi, Belgium. 15th Annual meeting of the Belgian Society of Human Genetic.2013 Uppsala, Sweden Genetic Ressources and Intellectual property right2013 MRC /UVRI, Entebbe, Uganda Genetic Epidemiology in Africa, Wellcome Trust Advenced Course,2015 Palais des congrès Le Grand Large, Saint Malo, France. 30ème Séminaire de Genetique Clinique et de Conseil Génétique,2014 White Sand Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania H3Africa Sickle Cell Disease Workshop
AffiliationsRwanda Medical and Dental CouncilAfrican Society of Human Genetics
Presentation given2016MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS OF RWANDAN CHILDREN WITH UNEXPLAINED INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY/NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DELAY BY a-CGH AND WHOLE EXOME SEQUENCINGDakar /SenegalEvent: 9th Annual Meeting of African Society of Human Genetics (Asfhg)