H3ABioNet's Introduction to Bioinformatics Course
This is to inform our colleagues in the Sciences and Medical Sciences that we have been handed a great opportunity for capacity building in the fast developing field of Bioinformatics. The University of Abuja has been approved as one of the classrooms to host the next Human Hereditary and Health in Africa Bioinformatics Network’s (H3Abionet) Introductory Bioinformatics Course.
Broadly speaking, H3ABioNet aims to create a sustainable African Bioinformatics Network to support African researchers through the development of bioinformatics capacity on the continent, to support infrastructural development for the full exploitation of the African genomic and environmental resources for translation into improved health in Africa, and to develop tools and bioinformatics solutions appropriate for exploitation and interpretation of biological information in Africa, and make these more accessible to African researchers.
The course is expected to run from 24th April 2017, from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 months. It is a free online course with marked attendance. The live modules will be delivered by an international faculty of H3 Africa Bioinformatics Network simultaneously at 22 centres across Africa; the UniAbuja classroom being one of 4 centres approved for Nigeria alongside NABDA Headquarters, UI and UDUS.
To APPLY: Interested individuals should go to the following URL, complete and submit (online) the completed application form on/before 11 April 2017:
Selected applicants would be informed on 20 April, 2017
Professor O. E. Nnodu Professor O. Owolabi
Director Course Coordinator (UniAbuja)