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Annual Training Workshops

 

 

 

The BecA-ILRI Hub strengthens regional biosciences capacity through training workshops in key skill areas demanded by NARS and other partners. Workshops emphasize problem-solving and hands-on training, and require the involvement of the participants in seminars,discussions and where appropriate, practical work. The Hub holds demand-driven training workshops annually.

Details of previous workshops are available here.

 

2017 Calendar

Introduction to Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Workshop

Completed

This is an intensive 11-day workshop, with complimentary lectures and hands-on training in DNA purification, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing and bioinformatics. Participants to this workshop experience the research discovery process: potentially novel DNA sequences acquired by each participant are analyzed and discussed during the bioinformatics sessions.

Workshop dates: 2-12 May 2017

Venue: Rwanda Agriculture Board, Rubona Centre, Rwanda

 

Animal Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Training Workshop

Completed

The application of successful breeding programmes continues to be a dream in Africa due to lack of required capacity and design.  In addition, the use of genomics in identifying genes associated with production and survival in the harsh climatic conditions of Africa has not received adequate attention.The 10-day training workshop consists of lectures and hands on practical training in population genetics, mixed linear models, variance component estimation, genome organization, genetic markers, GWAS and genomic selection among others topics. Participants will also be taught practical programming skills and the use of software.

This workshop will be held in collaboration with University of Georgia, USA.

Dates: 19-30 June 2017

Venue: BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop

Call Open

This is a 5-day workshop which includes comprehensive lectures and hands-on training sessions in: Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and its applications to infectious diseases; metagenomics and microbiome analysis – tools and computational approaches to studying viral and bacterial genomes. Participants also discuss the applications and challenges of implementing NGS technologies for pathogen discovery.

New Dates: 4-13 October 2017

Venue: BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Introduction to Principles in Lab Management  and Equipment Operations Workshop

This is an intensive 5-day workshop which introduces participants to principles in biosciences laboratory management and equipment operations. The training is aimed at giving skills for efficient management of laboratory facilities which is necessary to ensure that research is quality controlled and resources are utilized cost effectively. Training on laboratory management practices which ensures compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks for health and safety, waste management, import and export of biological materials and biosafety, forms part of the workshop curriculum. 

Dates: 25-29 September 2017

Venue: TBD

 

Scientific Research Paper Writing Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to boost publication in international peer-reviewed journals by African scientists and it is open to PhD students and early career agricultural researchers with a strong interest in improving their writing skills. Participants to this workshop benefit from intensive, interactive hands-on training, during which they develop their own manuscripts, with the goal of submitting to a journal for publication within three to six months of completing the workshop from their own project report, and/or figures and tables and any other illustrative material that they have generated from their data analysis.

Dates: 23-27 October 2017

Venue: BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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