ACEGID Summer Genomics Bootcamp

Overview (Content and Syllabus etc)

Our Summer Genomics Bootcamp has two parts: a Foundational Training Workshop (May 20-June 14, 2019) and an Advanced Training Workshop (May 6-31, 2019) which will both be held at Redeemer's University in Ede, Nigeria and run through our H3Africa Project - Genomic Characterization and Surveillance of Microbial Threats in West Africa and our World Bank funded African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases. The Foundational Training Workshop in Genomics is a full-immersion residential program designed for top-performing African graduates, postdoctoral trainees, faculty members and laboratory technicians. The one month training covers a curriculum of best laboratory practices, reinforced by intensive course work and hands-on practical applications in Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Genomics. Training will be in didactic format that gives trainees a rare opportunity for independent and real-time hands on practical experience on the cutting-edge genomics tools. In addition, the boot camp will give trainees bonding time for interaction and collaboration. Advanced Genomics Training is designed for trainees to have hands on experience on sequencing techniques especially Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing. The training is particularly suitable for Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members with direct access to the sequencing equipment. In addition to target and whole genome sequence, trainees will also be exposed to Library prep, qPCR as well as tips on science communication, writing grants and manuscript. The deadline for applications is April 5th, 2019.

Targeted Learning Outcomes

Foundational Training Workshop - Molecular biology theory - Laboratory techniques - PCR primer design - Sanger Sequencing - CRISPR Technology - Statistics - Data visualization - Teaching Pedagogy - Science communication - Career development Advanced Training Workshop - qRT-PCR - Library construction - MiSeq operation - Next generation sequencing - Bioinformatics analysis - Science communication - Career development

Coordinator's name
Adebayo Amao
Coordinator's email address
Event Theme/Subject Category
Host H3Africa Project/Organizations/H3Africa Working Group
Genomic Characterization and Surveillance of Microbial Threats in West Africa
Type of Training/Opportunity
Dates of Event
Mon, May 6 to Fri, Jun 14 2019
City of Venue
Name of Venue, Institute
African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer's University
Eligibility & Application Instructions
For more information and to apply please visit
Organisers/Organizing Body