As part of establishing MSc programs in Bioinformatics, the Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) will trial an intensive 5-week residential course to be hosted by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe in Nairobi, Kenya and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya from 11th June – 14th July 2018.
Designed to 'train the trainers', this training aims to strengthen technical capacity, to strengthen generic skills as well as to improve training skills of individuals.
Applications are invited from individuals in East Africa from Universities and Research Institutions who require advanced skills in Bioinformatics to support their research and training work. A total of 20 successful applicants will be selected based on evidence of productive research, interest in the field and the relevance of skills gained to their current work.Key topics to be covered include:
Women researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.
The training will be fully-funded on highly competitive basis. Applicants able to secure their own sponsorship to meet full or part of the course costs are also highly encouraged to apply.
The course will consist of a series of lectures, extensive hands-on practical sessions, group discussions, assignments and mini-projects as assigned by an international panel of trainers.
The Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) is a network of three universities and four research institutes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It was established to develop a critical mass of practitioners in this region who can develop and utilize Bioinformatics approaches to Biosciences. EANBiT is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U2RTW010677, and institutional partners in the network.
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