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)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

New beginnings

In 2014, Drosophila in Biomedical Research is mutating into

Building an African Biomedical Research Community using Drosophila

and it is still a workshop made in Uganda.

This blog will be changing in the next few days to accommodate the new information. Everything about the 2013 workshop can still be found on the Drosophila Africa site.

Our aspect might change but the core is still the same: bringing the affordable and powerful Drosophila to the scientific community of Africa to facilitate advances in basic and applied sciences leading to the improvement of human lives.

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We will always be grateful to those making the 2013 session possible:


Now is the time for the new beginnings...