Harnessing the power of data: data management workshop at the BecA-ILRI Hub

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub held a two-week training workshop on Data Management and Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) analysis from 5–16 June 2017. The focus of the workshop was to equip scientists with computational skills needed to manage and analyze GBS data. 

The training was offered in response to the needs of national agricultural research systems (NARS) scientists identified through various engagements with the BecA-ILRI Hub including annual workshops on Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics in and Introduction to Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. 

Twenty participants from nine African countries—Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda—had an opportunity to work through their GBS data under the guidance of facilitators from Earlham Institute, UK; Fathom Labs, Kenya; and Ohio State University, USA as well as bioinformatics research associates from the BecA-ILRI Hub.

In this five-minute video, participants from different countries share how they hope to apply the skills they acquired from the workshop. 


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  • Guest (Kasahun Tadese)

    My name is Kasahun Tadese from Ethiopia.Currently I'm serving Sinana Agricultural Research center (SARC) on the position of Cereal(wheat and Barley) breeding. Since i'm junior researcher i want to take training on data management to capacitate my self on data management. So i'm very happy if i get this chance and will help our center in the future. For any information please contact me through my email address.

  • Dear Kasahun,
    thank you for your interest in the capacity building opportunities at the BecA-ILRI Hub. You can subscribe to our mailing lists through the links below to keep updated with what is available:
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    General information and newsletter: http://eepurl.com/LfCLr

  • Where can I get more information on future trainings and dates? This would have been very good for our students.

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