One of CEBIB'S own student Abneel Kaur delivering a talk on "Multiplex Pyrosequencing" .
The Journal Club headed by DR. Linda Murungi (Lmurungi@kemri-wellcome.org) holds the talks on a weekly basis on wednedays from 1-2:00 PM engages students
African research scientists from any country in sub-Saharan Africa who hold a Master’s or PhD degree, or who are currently enrolled for a Master’s or PhD degree.
Course requirements: basic familiarity with using computers, some programming experience in any language (for example with R, Matlab or SPSS), and a basic familiarity with genetics and genomics techniques. The course will then build on these to introduce participants to more advanced programming and analysis techniques.
The course is very intensive and a strong motivation and drive is required. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their need for NGS bioinformatics training, how they expect to benefit from participating in the course, and how they expect to apply the new skills to their own research. There will be no attendance fee, but the students will be selected based on merit. There are a total of 24 spaces available for the course.
A small number of scholarships available for international students. The students will be selected based on merit, and the selected students will receive economy round-trip airfare from a major international airport in their country to Nairobi. Full Board accommodation will be provided for international students, and meals to local students.
For more details about the course, please visit the organizers website; http://22.214.171.124/zoonotic/Sites/bioinfo/index.html