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JR Biotek Molecular Biology Training & Open Labware Building Workshop 2019 for African Scientists

JR Biotek are pleased to partner with the Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic to hold a one-week intensive Molecular Biology Training and Open Labware Building Workshop for Africa-based agricultural researchers, academics and postgraduate students.

Application Deadline: 18th February 2019

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic, West Africa

About the Award: The workshop is part of JR Biotek Foundation’s new initiative called ‘Reach & Teach Science in Africa’, which was developed with support from the University of Cambridge to strengthen research and innovation in African countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa. It involves mobilising researchers from the University of Cambridge and other UK universities to teach, mentor and provide appropriate training/educational resources to advance research and teaching of applied biosciences in Africa.

The theme for the workshop to be held at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic from 1st-5th April 2019 is ‘Training African agricultural researchers to solve food and nutrition insecurity through research and innovation’. It aims to equip 100 agricultural researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students from universities and national research institutes in sub-Saharan Africa with knowledge and hands-on experience in core molecular biology principles, laboratory techniques and applications in agricultural research with particular interest in crop breeding. The Workshop will be taught by research experts from the University of Cambridge and other universities around the world.

Type: Workshop/Conference

Eligibility: Applications are encouraged from postgraduate students (PhD students mainly), lecturers and researches involved in agricultural research at an African university.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Strong intellectual ability and relevance of current research to the training course.
  2. Demonstrated need to acquire new scientific knowledge and skills to improve their research and teaching.
  3. Involved in teaching or training others at an African university (this is optional for PhD students).
  4. English proficiency

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: There is no fee to participate in the workshop, however, selected candidates will need to pay for their travel (return) to Benin Republic. Meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided.

Duration of Program: 1st-5th April 2019

How to Apply: APPLY NOW

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