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Date: 
2008-2013
Activity: 

In Gambia, we are investigating the effect of in utero exposure to aflatoxin on child growth, understanding the impact of  such exposure on alteration of gene expression and DNA methylation which may relevant to growth retardation and cancer predisposition In Tanzania teamed with TFDA we have successfully completed a follow-up study to understand aflatoxin exposure patterns and seasonality in different regions in Tanzania. In Senegal  teamed with IITA, we surveyed around 100 farmers in  groundnut production regions by seaon and mapped the aflatoxin exposure pattern in this population.

Partners: 

Queen's University Belfast (formerly University of Leeds)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Tanzania Food and Drug Authority
IITA

 

Funders: 

Bill Gates Foundation
The Royal Society
National Institute of Environment Health Sciences
Agriculture Health Research Platform

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