- centralize management and announcements of opportunities and training events
- captures trainees' progress
- provide a webportal for the funders the H3Africa Education & Coordinated Training Working Group (ECTWG) to track progress and adapt the H3Africa training efforts based on evidence.
|Type||Title||Opening / Closing date|
|Conference||First Nigerian Bioinformatics conference tagged “Bioinformatics in the era of genomics in Africa”.||Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00|
|Workshop||Introduction to R Programming||Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00|
|Workshop||ACEGID Summer Genomics Bootcamp||Monday, May 6, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:00|
|Title||Body||Opening / Closing date|
|NCBI Genomics Resources||Human genomic resources Human pathogens genomics Model organisms BLAST tools(Read more)||Friday, November 30, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00|
|HINARI and Strategies for searching PubMed||HINARI and Strategies for searching PubMed(Read more)||Friday, October 12, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:00|
|Planning and Conducting A Literature Search for A Systematic Review||We will introduce methods to plan and perform systematic reviews. We will cover how to formulate an answerable research question and a search protocol, define inclusion and exclusion criteria,...(Read more)||Friday, October 27, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00|
Spotlight - H3Africa Study Coordinator
David is a PhD (Human Genetics) student at the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience (SBIMB), Wits University, Johannesburg. He is part of the Wits-H3A/GSK ADME team – studying variation in the ADME genes in African populations.
Before joining Wits, David completed his BSc in Biomedical Sciences at Makerere University in 2017 and thereafter joined the Core laboratories at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) for a three-month internship in Bioinformatics supervised by Dr. Jonathan Kayondo. David then continued his development at UVRI by doing a one-year strategic internship in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology under the Makerere University/UVRI Center for Excellence in Infection and Immunity (MUII-Plus) Research and Training programme. This unique opportunity enabled him to receive focused hands-on training in Unix, Python and R programming, NGS data analysis, Metagenomics, and pipeline development among other skills. Most importantly, the strategic internship offered David an opportunity to receive mentorship from leading Bioinformatics scientists in Uganda and H3ABioNet at large.
David is excited about the opportunity to contribute to pharmacogenomics research in Africa and precision medicine in general, starting with the fascinating work under the Wits-H3A/GSK ADME project. He is also very passionate about mentoring fellow young scientists that are considering career choices in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.