The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria hosts periodic genomics workshops and summer boot camps. These are intensive genomics training courses aimed at foundational and advanced participants.
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 a 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.
The Advanced Genomics Training is designed for trainees to have hands-on experience in sequencing techniques especially Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing. The training is particularly suitable for Graduates 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 manuscripts.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have not held the genomics boot camp since 2020. We look forward to the nearest future, when we would be able to welcome learners on-site.