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)


  1. Dear Marta, can I request for an extension of the registration deadline like up to end of July? I'de very much want to attend.

  2. Sylvia our Sylvia? or is just by chance that I we had a Sylvia around last year... Application deadline cannot be extended at the moment. We might do it if not all spots are taken but the sooner someone applies the better chances will have of being selected. I'd encourage you to send your application in (it takes less than 10 minutes if you prepare your CV and research interests ahead of time). No one knows what is coming next. Marta