About the workshop

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa Hub-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI Hub) in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), is hosting a training workshop on Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics. The BecA-ILRI Hub seeks to strengthen the capacity of the African scientific community to conduct biosciences research, and significantly contribute to improved agricultural products that can enhance livelihoods of farmers in the region. As part of its capacity building programme, the BecA-ILRI Hub in collaboration with SLU will host the training workshop. The workshop aims to provide a learning forum for researchers in bioinformatics, computational biology as well as scientists utilizing computational methods in their research.


Appolinaire Djikeng (ILRI/BecA Hub, Nairobi, Kenya)
Josephine Birungi (ILRI/BecA Hub, Nairobi, Kenya)
Erik Bongcam - Rudloff (SLU, Uppsala, Sweden, Sweden EMBnet node)
Isak Sylvin (SLU, Uppsala, Sweden)
Manpreet Katari (New York University, USA)
Gordon Harkins (SANBI, South Africa)
Leendert Cloete (SANBI, South Africa)
Sarah Schaack (Reed College, USA)
Mark Wamalwa (ILRI/BecA Hub, Nairobi, Kenya)
Alan Orth (ILRI/Biotech, Nairobi, Kenya)
Dedan Githae (ILRI/BecA Hub, Nairobi, Kenya)
Joyce Nzioki (ILRI/BecA Hub, Nairobi, Kenya)
Maureiq Edith (ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya)


The workshop is funded by the the Australia Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through a partnership between Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the BecA-ILRI Hub, the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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