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The BecA-ILRI Hub and John Innes Centre hold a workshop on advanced cereals genetics research

31 January 2017–– Starting today, the BecA-ILRI Hub in collaboration with the John Innes Centre (JIC), UK, are conducting a four-day workshop on advanced cereals genetic research for researchers in African national research institutes and universities. 

The training being held at at the ILRI Nairobi campus, is designed to introduce readily available genome sequence, marker and germplasm resources that can help accelerate research in cereals. In addition to learning these valuable skills, the workshop is serving as a consultation forum to discuss the current state of Triticeae cereal research especially for African cereal crops such as wheat, barley and teff. The forum is giving the participants opportunity to have a say on the development of new resources that are pertinent and relevant to cereal crop research in the African context.

Trainers include Nasser Yao from the BecA-ILRI Hub and Brande Wulff, Cristobal Uauy, Oluwaseyi Shorinola, Pilar Corredor-Moreno, Tilly Eldridge from JIC.

The training is among research and capacity building activities being conducted under the BecA-JIC alliance formed in 2014 to strengthen the capacity of African researchers and institutions in tackle African food security challenges.

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