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Annette Uwineza

Country of origin: Rwanda Currently in: Rwanda, Kigali General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2015 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

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.

Research Keywords: 
genetic sequencing
Intellectual Disability
congenital malformation
non-communicable diseases
bioinformatics

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 profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching
I 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 Attended

2016 National Institute of Health / Bethesda/ Maryland /USA International Summit in Human Genetic and Genomic
2016 Dakar/ Senegal 9th Annual Meeting of African Society of Human Genetics (Asfhg)
2015 Kigali/Rwanda Applied biotechnology in Rwanda
2014 ICIPE/Nairobi /Kenya Bioiformatic Approches for Next Generation Sequencing
2015 Palais des beaux Arts , Charleroi, Belgium. 15th Annual meeting of the Belgian Society of Human Genetic.
2013 Uppsala, Sweden Genetic Ressources and Intellectual property right
2013 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

Affiliations

Rwanda Medical and Dental Council
African Society of Human Genetics

Presentation given

2016
MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS OF RWANDAN CHILDREN WITH UNEXPLAINED INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY/NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DELAY BY a-CGH AND WHOLE EXOME SEQUENCING
Dakar /Senegal
Event: 9th Annual Meeting of African Society of Human Genetics (Asfhg)