Training Workshop: Animal Quantitative Genetics and Genomics - call for applications 2017

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub seeks to strengthen the capacity of the African scientific community in the understanding and application of methods in quantitative genetics and genomics to support research that will improve agricultural products and enhance food security in the region. As part of its capacity building program, the BecA-ILRI Hub will hold a training course on Animal quantitative genetics and genomics from 19-30 June 2017.

This call seeks applicants from eastern and central Africa who require basic skills in quantitative genetics and genomics to support their research.  Applicants will be selected based on evidence of productive scholarship and research; relevance of the workshop to current research; and engagement in agricultural research within a national research institute or university. Selected participants will attend an intensive  10-day training course at the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya, with lectures and practical sessions in population genetics, mixed linear models, genetic markers, GWAS, genomic selection among others topics. Participants will also have on hand practical sessions on programming.

Applicant requirements
•    A national of one of the BecA countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. In exceptional cases, applicants from other African countries may be considered.
•    Affiliation with a national research program or university in any of the above countries.
•    Currently engaged in research in Animal breeding and genetics or in related subject.
•    Good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
•    Laptops will be desirable for the practical sessions.

Experts in animal quantitative genetics and genomics from the ILRI Animal Biosciences and international research partners from the College of Agricultural and environmental science (CAES) at the University of Georgia, USA will deliver the training.

There are several funded places for this workshop, on a highly competitive basis. Applicants who can fund their participation will have added advantage. The approximate cost of the course is US$. 1800 excluding flights and accommodation.

Closing date for applications: midnight 31st March 2017 (Nairobi time).

The concept note is attached below.

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