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Call Career Development Fellowship (CDF)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2018-07-01
End Date 2021-06-30
Project Code TMA2016CDF1595
Status Active


Immune responses in rural to urban gradient: identifying geographical footprints of the immune system to improve vaccine development


1. Assess the impact of environment differences in immune functions 2. Strengthen capacity of African scientists in conducting in-depth basic research and high dimensional data analysis for further vaccine research.

Host Organisation

Institution Country
Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) Senegal
Leiden University Medical Center Netherlands


Name Institution Country
Prof Maria Yazdanbakhsh Leiden University Medical Center Netherlands

Study Design

1. Selection of the study population 2. Sample collection 3. Identification of cells responding to vaccine components using mass cytometry 4. Determination of immune response to vaccine components 5. Determination of transcriptional signatures by RNA sequencing


Senegal and the Netherlands

Students Supervised

Type Name Title University Start Date End Date
Master Marouba Cissé Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar 2019
PhD Malick Ndoa Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar 2019

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