Genetics of lymphoedema and Hydrocoele

Genetics of lymphoedema and Hydrocoele in lymphatic filariasis in Tanzania
Principal Investigator: Williams H. Makunde
Co-investigators: Seth Misago, K Pfarr, A Yaw Debra, O Adjei & A Hoerauf
Collaborating institutions: University Hospital Bonn, Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology
Objective: To determine and characterize the SNPs and phenotypes in genes of angiogenesis pathways to elucidate the role of SNPs in the development of filarial pathology
Study area: Kyela and Tanga
Timeframe: 2012-2016
Budget: Euro 144,325
Funding source: Democratic Federal Government of Germany