Welcome to the BioInformatics and Genomics Workshop Website!

We are pleased to announce a series of International BioInformatics and Genomics (InBIG) workshops taking place at institutions throughout East Africa. 

If you were unable to participate in one of our past workshops, please check back here for upcoming oppotrunities to register and participate.

Thank you to all those who participated and make the workshops such a success!
Centre for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 24-28, 2013.
Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania, Jan 27-31, 2014.

Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Feb 10-14, 2014.
BecA-Hub at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 24-28, 2014.

A special Advanced Workshop at the BecA-Hub at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, April 9-11, 2014.

The aim of the workshops is to introduce the world of publicly-available data and software for performing bioinformatic and genomic analyses.  The workshop will consist of 5 full days of training in bioinformatics and genomics questions, tools, techniques, and analysis. The workshop receives financial support from Reed College, The National Science Foundation, Lewis & Clark College, and the Fulbright US Scholar Program. 

Workshop Leader:  Sarah Schaack

Workshop Assistants:  Maureiq Ojwang', Caitlin Miller, Leah Cepko

Workshop Contributors:  Andy Alverson, Aureliano Bombarely, Carey Booth, Claudio Casola, Alistair Darby, Deb Lycan, Peterson Mathenge, Harrison Ndugu, Anton Nekrutenko, Abe Tucker, Alistair Darby, Greta Binford, Julia Cosgrove, Leah Cepko, Caitlin Miller, Maureiq Ojwang, and Jon Visick

Partnerships: Our host institutions (The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Technology, The University of Nairobi, Makerere University, and BioSciences East and Central Africa (BecA-ILRI Hub) make these workshops possible.

Workshop Host Organizations: 
Dr. James Ochanda
Centre for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Morris Agaba
Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania
Dr. Charles Masembe
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Dr. Appolinaire Djikeng
Biosciences East and Central Africa, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Introductory Workshop
1) Introduction to Databases, Web Tools, and Genome Browsers
2) Using Command-line BLAST
3) Exon Prediction
4) Sequence Alignment

5) Phylogenetic Analysis
6) Detecting Selection
7) Non-Coding DNA and RNA
Genome Browsers
9) Developing Workflows for Genome-Wide Analysis

Advanced Workshop
See page for details.

Funding:  Fulbright Foundation, National Science Foundation, Reed College, HHMI, Lewis & Clark College


Your application should be submitted by email to bioinfo.genomics.workshop@gmail.com
Please put WORKSHOP REGISTRATION in the subject line.
The body of the email must include the following information:
Your Full Name (Surname, Given Name)
Your Affiliation (Including year of study, program or departmental affiliation, and University)
Contact information (Home Address, Email Address, and Phone Number)
Reason for wanting to attend the workshop (1 paragraph)
Name and contact information for one reference (Professor or Colleague)

Participation is free, but space is limited; registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Participants are expected to attend *all* sessions of the workshop, so please register only if you can attend all sessions.
We are sorry, but there are no travel grants available for travel or accommodations at this time.
Please check back regularly for the latest information on this page.