CONNECTED BecA-ILR Vector and Virus Diagnostics Course for Early Career Researchers 2019
Deadline: December 9, 2018
Applications are open for the CONNECTED BecA-ILR Vector and Virus Diagnostics Course for Early Career Researchers 2019. Early researchers are invited to attend a five-day introductory level vector and virus diagnostics course in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2019.
The course will include an introduction to DNA barcoding and an isothermal amplification masterclass, practical sessions will include:
- DNA extraction on plants and insects
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- Gel Electrophoresis and sample preparation for sequencing
- Sequence analysis
- Loop mediated AMPlification (LAMP) and Recombinase Polymerase Assay (RPA)
In between practical sessions, there will be lecture input including other diagnostic techniques, validation, quality assurance, troubleshooting, and local issues such as reagent purchasing, storage and waste disposal.
- Travel, accommodation, subsistence and all training costs will be covered for 12 successful applicants.
- Open to all CONNECTED network members who are early career researchers, with preference given to those based in countries in the OECD DAC list. Early career researchers are defined as those who have received their highest degree (BSc, MS or PhD) within the past seven years.
For more information, visit Vector and Virus Diagnostics Course.