African Microbiome Institute
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​​​​​​​​The Af​rican Microbiome Institute (AMI)​​​


The AMI's mission is to enhance capacity in the microbiome field by promoting research, training, and collaboration among researchers at SU and across Africa. 

The vision of the AMI is to establish a unique cross-faculty Institute and a continental resource for diverse microbiome investigations involving humans, animals, plants, and environments. We aim to centralize expertise, attract funding from competitive sources, and facilitate research in advanced analytical techniques that, together, capacitates researchers to address critical continental challenges in health, agriculture and the environment. 

The AMI's core values align with that of the FMHS and includes excellence, integrity, commitment, accountability, inclusivity, and innovation.