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