Host University: Covenant University, Nigeria
Centre Leader: Prof. Ezekiel F. Adebiyi
Deputy Centre Leader: Prof. Emeka E.J. Iweala
Centre’s Website: https://ace.covenantuniversity.edu.ng
Covenant Applied Informatics and Communication Africa Centre of Excellence (CApIC-ACE) domiciled at Covenant University is one of the centres selected to be funded by the World Bank for 2018 – 2022 ACE-IMPACT which was announced on November 13, 2018 at an elaborate meeting held at the National Universities Commission.
CApIC-ACE was established based on the urgent need to build a critical mass of indigenous African scientists with the necessary bioinformatics, molecular biology, and information and communication engineering knowledge and skills to drive and sustain impactful researches in collaboration with academic, clinical and industrial institutions in Nigeria, West Africa, Africa, Germany, France, US and UK. Our collaborators have a track record of successful research, training and capacity building.
CApIC-ACE is built on the existing infrastructure and personnel as well as externally-funded research projects for malaria and FEDGEN (NIH H3ABioNet, NIH WASLITBRe and German Science Foundation (aka DFG) being run by CUBRe) and cancer (CaPTC) at Covenant University. It hopes to evolve a Federated Genomic (FEDGEN) cloud infrastructure (with in-memory computing and cloud AI capabilities) customized to process and analyze indigenous genomic data to address African health issues including health education, medication efficiency and early disease diagnosis.