Award for NGS-SA
The National Science and Technology Forum-South32 awards were held as a hybrid event with a venue in Cape Town and another in Johannesburg and the entire Gala dinner streamed live on YouTube.
The Data for Research Award, for an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET), is given to an individual or team that advanced the availability, management and re-use of research data.
At the 2022 NSTF-South32 Awards, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) was awarded for bringing together virologists, scientists, bioinformaticians and clinicians in an engagement that resulted in one of the most successful genomic surveillance networks globally, having detected the Beta and Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Photo: (L-R) Dr Jinal Bhiman, NICD and Mr Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation