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Dr. Francis Ekow Dennis
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Dr. Francis Ekow Dennis

Senior Research Fellow 



Research Fellow Department of Electron Microscopy and Histopathology 
Quality Officer Department of Electron Microscopy and Histopathology

Focus of Work

Surveillance, molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of diarrhoea-causing pathogens in children
Influence(s) of diarrhoeal disease pathogen genetic diversity on intervention strategies using genomic epidemiological tools
Host-genetic factors and their influence(s) on infectious disease susceptibility

Current Projects

African Enteric Viruses Genome Initiative (AEVGI) Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Evolutionary dynamics of human rotaviruses pre- and post- Rotarix introduction in Ghana Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Molecular epidemiology of viral agents of gastroenteritis in Ghanaian children less than 5 years old  Funder: Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), Japan
Leveraging the Rotavirus Surveillance Network: Global Paediatric Diarrhoea Surveillance using the customized enteric Taqman Array Card  Funder: CDC/World Health Organization