Molecular Biology Training & Open Labware Building Workshop
University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic, West Africa
Date: 1st-5th April 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, 18th February 2019!
We are pleased to partner with the Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic to hold a one-week intensive Molecular Biology Training and Open Labware Building Workshop for Africa-based agricultural researchers, academics and postgraduate students. The workshop is part of JR Biotek Foundation’s new initiative called ‘Reach & Teach Science in Africa’, which was developed with support from the University of Cambridge to strengthen research and innovation in African countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa. It involves mobilising researchers from the University of Cambridge and other UK universities to teach, mentor and provide appropriate training/educational resources to advance research and teaching of applied biosciences in Africa.
The theme for the workshop to be held at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic from 1st-5th April 2019 is ‘Training African agricultural researchers to solve food and nutrition insecurity through research and innovation’. It aims to equip 100 agricultural researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students from universities and national research institutes in sub-Saharan Africa with knowledge and hands-on experience in core molecular biology principles, laboratory techniques and applications in agricultural research with particular interest in crop breeding. The Workshop will be taught by research experts from the University of Cambridge and other universities around the world.
Apply via http://teachsciafrica.com/faq/!