Tuesday, 27 March 2018

This blog is now closed

The workshops organized in Uganda led to the creation of the DrosAfrica Trust, a UK-registered charity organization that promotes the use of Drosophila melanogaster in African biomedical research. Follow the activities of DrosAfrica in the web drosafrica.org, linkedin, facebook and twitter.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Thank you Pembroke College in Cambridge!!



The Pembroke College in Cambridge, UK, is covering the travel expenses (and even a bit more) for their Fellow Dr. Timothy Weil to come and teach during our workshop. It will be an honour to have Tim among us again this year. His energy and expertise will be for sure inspiring for all participants. We are enormously grateful and can only say



Thursday, 17 July 2014

Thanks a lot to Wellcome Trust!

We are so happy to learn that one of our new faculty, Dr. William Wood, who just moved to the Unversity of Bristol, in the UK, will have his travel expenses covered by the Welcome Trust. Dr. Wood analyzes cell movements and the regulation of cell migration, process underlying human disease conditions like cancer and wound healing. All this, of course, he does using Drosophila.
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Thank you!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Thanks a million to Emmanuel College in Cambridge, UK

We are so grateful to learn that the Emmanuel College at Cambridge University (UK) is funding most of the cost of the flight of one of our new faculty members, Dr. Francis Jiggins, from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Jiggins studies the evolution and genetics of hosts and parasites, mostly using insects as a model system.

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Thanks again to Cambridge–Africa Alborada Research Fund!

We have been informed that the Cambridge-Alborada Research Fund is awarding us 5000 BRITISH POUNDS to cover part of the expenses of the 2014 session of the workshop. We are extremely grateful for their trust, once again, and will make our best to make this training a successful learning experience.
Thank you

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Extended Deadline; Reduced Fee!




You never know when (if) another one might come…

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Now Taking Applications




The course will cover

  • Introduction to Developmental Biology and animal models
  • Drosophila as a model system for human diseases, with special focus on cancer, wound healing and immune system, infections and behavioural diseases
  • The course will give the opportunity to meet other African researchers as well as an international body of faculty and establish collaborative links.

The Faculty

Dr. Ahmed Adedeji - Institute of Biomedical Research, KIU, Uganda
Dr. Alvaro Ferreira - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Dr. Acaimo González-Reyes - CABD, University Pablo Olavide, Spain
Dr. Francis Jiggings - University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Mª Dolores Martín-Bermudo - CABD, University Pablo Olavide, Spain
Dr. Silvia Muñoz-Descalzo - University of Bath, UK
Dr. Isabel Palacios - University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Marta Vicente-Crespo - Institute of Biomedical Research, KIU, Uganda
Dr. Timothy Weil - University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. William Wood - University of Bristol, UK

Click to HERE to register (The process includes a CV, research interests, letter of motivation and how this workshop will benefit other researchers)
Who should apply:
The course is open to researchers from institutions in Africa, with preference to those who have recently established their own research group.
Deadline Sunday June, 15st 2014
Registration fee $300 (includes course materials, accommodation, breakfast and transport from hotel to course)