This week's quiz: How many databases were used in the genealogical study to create the largest human “family tree” ?
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*Highlighted* Date – 21 Mar 2022. Time – 2pm GMT. The H3Africa Microbiome Task Force cordially invites you to join us for the upcoming webinar.TITLE: Mother's Milk & Baby's Bacteria: How Breastfeeding Shapes the Infant Microbiome and Child Health WHO: Dr. Meghan Azad, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Community Health Sciences, and Immunology at the University of Manitoba See flyer. TO JOIN click here.
*Highlighted* Registration deadline – N/A. Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Africa Symposium 21st - 22nd March 2022. The inaugural Human Cell Atlas Africa Symposium will take place virtually on 21-22 March 2022 with talks and discussions 11am-4.30pm GMT each day. The Symposium aims to connect researchers and create opportunities for the formation of new groups and collaborations working on single-cell and spatial genomics, computational techniques, and other methods. With thanks to the HCA Africa 2022 Symposium Advisory Committee: Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Christian Happi, Gordon Awandare, Musa Mhlanga, Nicola Mulder and Thumbi Ndung'u.See flyer. To register here and for more info, click here
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** Application deadline – May 2022. Investigator-initiated research in computational genomics and data science (R01 clinical trial not allowed). For more info, click here
** Application deadline – 31 Mar 2022. Digital Technology Development Awards (Climate-Sensitive Infectious Disease Modelling). This scheme provides funding for software developers from any career stage and discipline to develop digital tools that will improve climate sensitive infectious disease modelling. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered a piece of open-source digital technology that will increase the impact of research in addressing this threat to health. For more info, click here
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Science for Africa
*New*Wellcome Connecting Science Survey into participation in life science conferences in the UK. For more info, click here
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Writing & Inspirational Corner
Some resources/ reads that might be of interest are below.
Competitions, Medals & Honours
*New* Application deadline – 15 Mar 2022. The UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences aims to promote and honour excellence in the basic sciences, defined to include the disciplines of chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology, the foundation on which scientific knowledge can be propagated and which are fundamental to the advancement of innovation and sustainable development. Each of the two individual prize-winners will receive a financial award of USD 250,000 as well as a gold medal and a diploma. No self-nominations permitted. For more info, click here
Undergraduate, Honours, Masters & PhD Positions, Post-Doctoral Fellowships
*New* Application deadline – 10 Mar 2022. BMGA Foundation presents the 2022 BMGA Fellows Program. A social impact initiative designed to narrow the gender skills gap amongst recent university graduates in Africa and Asia. It is a six-month online transformative learning program designed to equip young women with the knowledge, access, and resources required to gain fundamental employability skills that strengthen their marketability for a successful career in the 21st Century. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 15 Mar 2022. The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the third cohort of the African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program will target early career women researchers from the 10 AAP member universities to travel to Michigan State University (MSU) for one year to be jointly supervised by faculty members from MSU and their home institution in research for impact, writing of scholarly and/or policy publications, dissemination of research results and grant proposals. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 17 Mar 2022. Postdoc position in BioInformatics + AI on an MRFF grant. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 9 Apr 2022. CApIC-ACE fully funded PhD position in Information and Communication Engineering. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 30 Apr 2022. Applications are now open for Harvard University's Center for African Studies (CAS) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. This 18-month programme aims to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct independent research, publish and increase knowledge in their fields of study that will be beneficial to the African continent. Twelve months will be spent at the scholar’s home institution and six months in residency at Harvard University. For more info, click here
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Job Vacancies, Internship and Placements
*New* Application deadline – 13 Mar 2022. Junior Scientist, South African Medical Research Council (MRC), Cape Town, Western Cape. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 7 Mar 2022. Software engineer for NIH Open Data Science Platform, University of Cape Town. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 24 Mar 2022. RSE International Joint Projects. The RSE International Joint Projects aims to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland with researchers overseas. Applications for two-year joint projects are invited from Scottish-based researchers to include an overseas Higher Education Institution (HEI), Research Institute (RI) or Cultural Institution of your choice (open to all countries). RSE International Joint Projects can be held in all academic disciplines. For more info, click here
*New* Submission deadline – 1 April 2022. iHope Genetic Health (iGH) Request for Information (RFI):Input on Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing for Low and Middle Income Communities. For more info, click here
*New* Application deadline – 29 April 2022. RSTMH The Early Career Grants Programme 2022 is open for applications from early career researchers and global health professionals based anywhere in the world, who have not had research funding in their own name before. They can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 (GBP) to deliver a project over one year. The projects can be on any topic related to tropical medicine and global health, from across the research spectrum of lab, translation, implementation and policy. For more info, click here
*New* Date – 8 Mar 2022. Time – 4pm GMT. TITLE: Biosecurity for Genome Engineering: Safety First and the SeqScreen Solution for Functional Predictions WHO: Dr. Todd Treangen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University; Krista Ternus, PhD, PMP, Genomics/Bioinformatics Specialist; Science and Technology Advisor at Signature Science, LLC; Beth Vitalis, PhD Biosecurity Specialist, Inscripta Inc. TO JOIN click here.
*New* Date – 21 Mar 2022. Time – 2pm GMT. TITLE: Mother's Milk & Baby's Bacteria: How Breastfeeding Shapes the Infant Microbiome and Child Health WHO: Dr. Meghan Azad, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Community Health Sciences, and Immunology at the University of Manitoba See flyer. TO JOIN click here.
Short Courses, Meetings and Conferences
*New* Registration deadline – 30 Apr 2022. Introduction to Pan-genomics, Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, July 4-8, 2022. This school is an opportunity for interacting with the computational pangenomics community of two European Research Networks, ALPACA and PANGAIA. The school provides a forum for being exposed to novel approaches on how to push the shift from sequence to graph-based representations of genomes. For more info, click here
*New* Abstract Submission deadline – 4 Mar 2022. Human Genetic Variation and Disease (GRS) Gordon Research Seminar. 4-5 June. Southern New Hampshire University 2500 North River Road Manchester, NH, United States. The Gordon Research Seminar on Human Genetic Variation and Disease is a unique forum for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas at the intersection of genomics, molecular biology, computational biology, and medicine. For more info, click here
*New* Abstract Submission deadline – 8 Mar 2022. Wellcome Connecting Science Target Validation using Genomics and Informatics. 04–06 May 2022, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK. For more info, click here
*New* Registration deadline – 8 Mar 2022. Wellcome Connecting Science Summer School in Bioinformatics13–17 June 2022, Wellcome Genome Campus. For more info, click here
*New* Abstract submission deadline – 12 Apr 2022. 2022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022) July 17-23, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. For more info, click here
*New* Registration deadline – 8 Apr 2022. 2022 Genomics and Evolution Summer Workshops, Cesky Krumlov. We are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for Summer versions of the Workshop on Genomics and Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic! For more info, click here
*New* Registration deadline – N/A. Course: Providing Healthcare for Children with Long Term Health Conditions (LTHC), 14-17 Mar 2022. This course introduces the principles and practice of the care of children who have long term health conditions. Online via Vula. To register, please complete and send the form here. For more info, contact Anthony Westwood.
*New* Registration deadline – N/A. Course: Short Course: Life Steps for Anti-Retroviral Therapy Adherence 23-24 Mar 2022, Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town. For more info, click here
*New* Registration deadline – N/A. Course: Basic Counselling Skills 17 Mar 2022, Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town. For more info, click here
*New* Registration deadline – 18 Mar 2022. University of Cape Town Veterinary Scientific Services Core Research Animal Facility Presents its next biannual, FELASA-accredited course. For more info, click here
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This weeks quiz — Answer: “…Data from modern and ancient people was obtained from eight databases, for a total of 3,609 genome sequences representing 215 populations.....” https://www.labroots.com/trending/genetics-and-genomics/22320/researchers-create-largest-family-tree-humanity
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