Our Events

  • Hachathon PICS

    [UPCOMING EVENT] Hackathon 1.0

    3rd to 10th April, 2024

    [UPCOMING EVENT] Hackathon 1.0

  • Hachathon PICS

    [UPCOMING EVENT] Secondary School Students Coding Training

    15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd March, 2024

    [UPCOMING EVENT] Secondary School Students Coding Training

  • LASU

    President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appoints Prof. Olufunmilayo Olopade as the Chairman of the National Health Research Committee (NHRC)

    Friday, 5th January, 2024

    All members of DATICAN hereby congratulate Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade on her recent appointment as the Chairman of the newly inaugurated Nigerian National Health Research Committee (NHRC). This announcement, as published in one of the leading newspapers in Nigeria, the Punch was made by The Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa on 5th January 2024.

    According to The Honourable Minister, the aim of NHRC is to foster excellence, innovation, and productive health research in Nigeria. The 13–man committee was set up as a major step in achieving one of the visions of Nigerian government which focuses on improved health delivery, innovation and community-centric research.

    Professor Olufunmilayo Olopade is the chairman of the steering committee of DATICAN and she is a Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine in the University of Chicago, USA. She is also the director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health, University of Chicago, USA.

    Note that DATICAN is the project name for a training in data science and its medical applications. DATICAN is part of the DSI Africa, NIH funded collaborative project between Lagos State University (LASU), University of Ibadan (UI), Redeemer's University (RUN) and University of Chicago (UChicago), USA.


    DATICAN PI meetings in Kigali, Rwanda

    Wednesday, 8th November, 2023

    Some of the DATICAN Principal Investigators went to DSI - Africa Consortium which was held at Kigali, Rwanda. The theme was "Harnessing data science technologies to develop solutions to the continent's most pressing public health problems"
    From Left to Right - Prof. Alex Pearson, Prof. Samson Arekete, Prof. Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Prof. Benjamin Aribisala, Dr. Adeniji - Sofoluwe, Prof. Abiodun Adewuya and Prof. Godwin Ogbole.

  • LASU

    Overall Best Abstract Presentation at the 5th LASU Research Fair

    Wednesday, 13th September, 2023

    The first PhD student of DATICAN John Akintayo presented the abstract titled Breast Cancer Diagnosis using Shape Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks at the just concluded Lagos State University (LASU) 5th Research Fair and got 2 awards.

    1. Best Abstract Presentation in Physical Sciences, Transport and Engineering category

    2. Overall Best Abstract

  • LASU

    DATICAN members at ARETTA 1.0 Consortium

    2nd September, 2023

    Some DATICAN members present at the Assessing Response to neoadjuvant Taxotere and TrAstuzumab in Nigerian women with HER2-positive breast cancer (ARETTA) consortium which was help at Amber Residence, GRA Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • LASU

    Meeting with Lagos State University DATICAN Members

    30th August, 2023

    The inaugural meeting with the Lagos State University's Computer Science Department, Plans for the upcoming DATICAN program in Nigeria was discussed. This program is gearing up to kick off, and exciting times are just around the corner!

  • DATICAN meeting with members at the University of Ibadan

    28th August, 2023

    DATICAN team visited the University of Ibadan's Computer Science Department to discuss about Data Science and Medical Image Analysis in Nigeria (DATICAN). It was an exciting meeting where they mingled with experts and researchers. The goal which is to develop capacity in healthcare and tech with data science and image analysis. Big things are coming in DATICAN!

  • DATICAN meeting with members at the Redeemer's University, Ede

    28th August, 2023

    DATICAN management paid a visit to Redeemer's University's Computer Science Department to delve into discussions about Data Science and Medical Image Analysis in Nigeria (DATICAN). It was an electrifying gathering where he interacted with top-notch experts and researchers. The primary objective is to Build Capacity in Healthcare and Technology through Data Science and Image Analysis.