Basic Genomics & Bioinformatics April 2019 - Ibadan
08/April/2019 06:00 AM to 12/April/2019 04:00 PM (Etc/GMT+1)
African Biosciences Ltd presents a biosciences training workshop in basic genomics and basic bioinformatics from April 8 - 12, 2019. This workshop is designed to introduce concepts of genomics and bioinformatics. it also assumes that participants have little or no knowledge. The workshop consists of 2 modules, lasting 5 days from Monday to Friday. Participants are required to have and bring their own laptops with a minimum of 1 GB RAM. Free high speed 4G WiFi access will be provided at the workshop.
BASIC GENOMICS (8th – 10th April)
Theory and practice of modern genetics. Chromosomal theory of inheritance, structure, and organization of genetic materials in the cell, chromosome, gene, and alleles. Genome structure in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, gene expression, and regulation. Basics of recombinant DNA technology and application of molecular techniques. Lab exercises include nucleic acid extractions, PCR primer design, PCR amplification, PCR-RFLP, and agarose gel electrophoresis.
BASIC BIOINFORMATICS (11th – 12th April)
This course involves a guided tour of biological sequences databases for DNA, RNA and protein, and also an introduction to bioinformatics resources and methods for biologists. The Course covers accessing, searching, retrieving and analyzing molecular data. Participants will learn about public domain molecular data to design research project in animal and plant biology, microbiology and biomedical and health sciences. Lab exercises include an overview of NCBI resources, BLAST, and other search tools