Welcome to the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG)

The African Society of Human Genetics is a forum for scientists interested in Human Genetics in Africa to meet, interact, network and collaborate. The Society's aim is to equip the African scientific community and policymakers with the information and practical knowledge they need to contribute to the field of genetics research and to attract global attention to the efforts of African scientists.

A major goal of the society is the organization of a series of annual workshops and meetings in various parts of Africa.

Our last meeting was held in Accra in Ghana from May 19th-21st 2013. The theme was advancing genomics research in Africa. The meeting was attended by almost 200 people and as in previous years, was an excellent learning and networking opportunity for our members and visitors alike. More details about the meeting including a brief summary can be found here, as well as photos

The 2015 meeting is scheduled to hold in the fourth quarter of 2015 (exact dates will be announced soon).

Please keep us updated with your contact details by sending your up-to-date email address or sending a membership form with your current affiliation to: membership@afshg.org

AfSHG is grateful for support from:

National Human Genome Research Institute