Multidisciplinary approach to genomics research in Africa: the AfriCRAN model

Azeez Butali (Lead / Corresponding author), Peter Anthony Mossey, Nikki Tiffin, Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo, Mekonen Abebe Eshete, Chrispinanus Mumena, Rosemary Audu, Chika Onwuamah, Pius Agbenorku, Mobolanle Olugbenga Ogunlewe, Adetokunbo Raphael Adebola, Hecto Oladap Olasoji, Babatunde Aregbesola, Ramat Oyebunmi Braimah, Abimibola Victoria Oladugba, Ifeanyichukwu Igwilo Onah, Ezekiel Adebiyi, Peter Babatunde Olaitan, Lukman Olajide Abdur-Rahman, Adebowale Adeyemo

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This article is an outcome of the African Craniofacial Anomalies Research Network (AfriCRAN) Human Hereditary and Health (H3A) grant planning meeting in 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. It describes the strengths of a multidisciplinary team approach to solving complex genetic traits in the craniofacial region. It also highlights the different components and argues for the composition of similar teams to fast track the discovery of disease genes, diagnostic tools, improved clinical treatment and ultimately prevention of diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number229
Number of pages5
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015


  • Africa
  • Genomics
  • Multidisciplinary team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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