Dr. Macoura Gadji

Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH)/CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB)
Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba (UfM)
Department of Biological Sciences, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD)
National Centre of Blood Transfusion (NCBT or CNTS) of Dakar, Senegal

Dr. Gadji holds an Affiliate Senior Scientist position at Research Institute in Oncology
and Haematology (RIOH), former Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology (MICB), at
CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB). He is an Affiliate Researcher in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Master-Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal, and at the National Centre of Blood Transfusion (NCBT or CNTS).

Dr. Gadji’s research program has three main research themes designed to understand genetic, cellular and molecular biology of human diseases:

1. To evaluate genomic instability underlying any malignancy by quantitative measurement of nuclear telomere remodelling:
- in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in order to decipher the mechanisms of MDS transformation to AML;
- in gliomas to gain comprehension of the initiation of these diseases in order to establish nuclear telomere architecture as a novel and highly efficient biomarker of glioblastomas, oligodendrogliomas and oligoastrocytomas.

2. To establish a non – invasive prenatal diagnosis by tracking foetal cells circulating in maternal blood and by using new techniques as “Primed In Situ Labelling” or PRINS technique.

3. To improve blood transfusion safety in Africa.

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Contact Information:
204.787.2145
ON6038 CancerCare Manitoba
Macoura.Gadji@umanitoba.ca; Macoura.Gadji@ucad.edu.sn