Cambridge-Africa

Courses/Training/Workshops

Sunday 30th April 2017

Malaria Experimental Genetics

Course Dates: 30/4/17-06/05/17

Application Deadline: 06/01/2017

The Wellcome Genome Campus Overseas Course is offered in collaboration with the University of Ghana on Experimental Genetics in Malaria.

This free laboratory-based course will provide participants with hands-on training in cutting-edge Plasmodium experimental genetics techniques, from designing gene targeting vectors and creating transgenic parasites to genotyping and phenotyping the resulting strains. The goal is to facilitate the participants’ own research careers by exposing them to state-of-the-art experimental approaches, while discussing the advantages and limitations of each approach.

The week-long course will cover experimental approaches to generating genetic mutations in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The course is hands-on and attendees will generate gene targeting constructs, carry out different transfection approaches, undertake practical exercises in genotyping of modified parasites, and both observe and learn advanced molecular phenotyping approaches.There will be a particular focus on new scalable approaches, including CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing. 

The course is open to scientists and clinicians based in Africa who are looking to establish and use Plasmodium transfection technology at their institutes. Places are limited and priority will be given to applicants who provide a strong scientific case for learning Plasmodium genome modification.

The course will be taught in English.

More Info (coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org)

Friday 5th May 2017

DrosAfrica-ICGEB Workshop on Drosophila Melanogaster

17 - 28 July, Ibadan, Nigeria

Theoretical sessions will take place in the mornings, followed by a discussion session before lunch. Laboratory (practical) sessions will take place in the afternoons.

DrosAfrica has already trained over 50 people from 8 institutions in 5 different countries in Africa. The venue of this Workshop will be the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria's foremost research and training health institution, with the vision of providing quality health education that drives the development of effective health systems nationwide.The call for applications is now open see http://www.icgeb.org/course-application-nigeria-2017.html

More Info (ibadan2017.drosafrica.org)

Thursday 8th June 2017

Cambridge Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute 8:45am-­‐5pm

Key note speakers including: Prof. Gordon Dougan FRS (Sanger/ Medicine) Dr Milka Sarris (Dept PDN) Industry vs Academia panel Short Talks given by PhD and Postdocs from Cambridge University and affiliated ins:tu:ons. Poster session. Sponsor Stands. Refreshments, Lunch and Reception. To attend contact: Dr Tammy Dougan td378@medschl.cam.ac.uk

More Info (immunology.cam.ac.uk)