RODAM in South Africa

February 17, 2023

End of this month, a delegation of the RODAM research team will present work from the RODAM epigenetic studies at the International Conference of Human Genetics in Cape Town, South Africa. They hope to disseminate their findings on the role of epigenetics in cardiovascular disease in Ghanaian migrants and non-migrants. This is a great opportunity to connect with other researchers in the field and to lay the foundation for future collaborations, aiming to unravel the burden of cardiovascular risk in Ghanaians.

Update 3-3-2023: The conference visit has been highly successfull with an oral presentation by Dr Felix Chilunga and two poster presentations by Eva van der Linden covering results of several epigenetic studies within RODAM. It was a great reunion with Dr Karlijn Meeks who is currently working at the National Institutes of Health in the USA and is part of the RODAM-Pros review board.

RODAM delegates in Cape Town (from left to right: Peter Henneman, Felix Chilunga, Karlijn Meeks and Eva van der Linden)

The RODAM study was supported by the European Commission under the Framework Programme (Grant Number: 278901), 
 the European Research Council (Grant Number: 772244) and the Amsterdam UMC.