At Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, we collaborate on the IMAGINE project with:
Dr Shaaban Mgana
Mr Said Maneno
Ms Franella Halla
Mr Ramadhani Mbylume
Read our press release about the work we are doing in Dar es Salaam.
Read Franella’s paper on bacterial hazards in the subsurface of an informal settlement.
Read Kishor’s paper on chlorination effects on DNA based characterisation of drinking water microbiomes.
Read Kishor’s paper on our molecular microbiology lab in a suitcase.
Read Kishor’s MinION method validation paper.
October 2019: THE BIG MOMENT, Franella loading the flow cell at Ardhi University. From water sampling to 8 million reads within a week! Everything done in Tanzania! A big success!
October 2019: Preparing the flow cell for 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing
October 2019: Franella adds buffer solution to help the sample move into the flow cell
October 2019: Sampling and on-site water treatment with ceramic pump (left-hand side)
October 2019: Sterilizing the foot valve
June 2019 sampling: Private borehole
June 2019 sampling: Community borehole
June 2019 sampling: Piped supply
June 2019 sampling: Shallow well
June 2019: pH/temperature/conductivity
June 2019: Filtration on-site for chemical analysis
June 2019: Water chemistry
June 2019: Alkalinity by titration
June 2019: DNA extraction
June 2019: Mini-PCR
April 2018: Field work in Dar es Salaam
April 2018: Molecular microbiology training
April 2018: Working into the night
2018: Measuring pH in the River Allen
May 2016: Initial sampling campaign