Our outreach coordinator Mahmoud has been on an outreach spree the pass few weeks, from Lagos to Yobe State, Nigeria. He and his team are inspiring future generation of African Scientists through hands-on activities ranging from protein assays, fly fractionation, DNA modelling to cell modelling. During these events, students from nine (9) secondary schools learned to conduct experiments and present their findings, with quiz competition at the end, for which, the top schools received microscopes as prizes. More to follow soon!
We are excited to announce the first ever TReND course on Genome editing, to be held at the icipe campus in Mbita, Kenya on May 20th-June 11th.
Find all information here: https://trend-genome-editing-course.com/
Print poster here.
We are excited to announce the second installment of our VolkswagenStiftung-sponsored “Open Labware” course on 3-D printing and electronics to build your own lab equipment. The course will be held at the Department of Physiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Eligibility encompasses all African-based researchers with an MSc degree or higher. In addition, this year we also reserve a number of slots for applications from our funder’s base-country of Germany to foster international exchange. More information on the top of the application form.
Spread the word, print the poster (pdf here!) and apply!
The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the largest organisation of Neuroscientists on the African continent and serves as the umbrella organisation for all African national neuroscience societites. SONA conference is a biennial, pan-African event that rotates all over the continent, with most recent instalments in Rabat, Morocco (2013) and Durban, South Africa (2015).
In June 2017, we are proud to host the 13th installment of the Society of Neuroscience of Africa conference, for the first time, in Kampala, Uganda. The conference will take place over a total of four days filled with dozens of symposia and plenary lectures by top international speakers covering diverse areas of brain research, with a special focus on topics of particular relevance to Africa and its scientific development.
Help us spread the world by printing and distributing the below poster (full resolution pdf here!).
We are excited to announce our 1st Molecular biology workshop in Nigeria! What makes this even more special is that the workshop grew of out of the initiative of one of our alumni, Ibukun Akinrinade!
For more info, see poster below (print it from pdf) and check out the course website!