Journal article

Imaging Africa: a strategic approach to optical microscopy training in Africa

Michael A Reiche, Digby F Warner, Jesse Aaron, Satya Khuon, Daniel A Fletcher, Klaus Hahn, Kelly L Rogers, Musa Mhlanga, Anastasia Koch, Wendye Quaye, Teng-Leong Chew


University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank S. Cooper, D. Lang, C. Jacobs, Abhimanyu, L. Jakoet, D. Fredericks, R. Bastos, S. Hendriks and G. Sexton for their assistance in ensuring the success of the workshop. We are immensely grateful to R. George and G. Rubin for their strong support of the Imaging Africa initiative. We acknowledge the UCT Confocal & Light Microscope Imaging Facility for the use of their facility during the workshop. We are grateful to the members of the MRC/NHLS/UCT Molecular Mycobacteriology Research Unit for their support and assistance. Special thanks go to our commercial partners, Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions and Oxford Nanoimaging. We thank V. Mizrahi and the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine for their institutional commitment. We are grateful to H. Ndlovu for critical review of the manuscript. Lastly, we would like to thank all applicants and attendees of the Imaging Africa workshop. The Imaging Africa workshop was supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill African Studies Center and the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine. The Advanced Imaging Center at the Janelia Research Campus is generously supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.