We have the pleasure of welcoming as many as 35 students to the TReND/icipe Bioinformatics School this year. The students were selected after a highly competitive process, from a total of 430 applicants. This week they are learning R and Unix programming basics, as well as advanced genomics techniques from a number of different areas of biology.

We are particularly grateful to our funders, and the fantastic support team at icipe, for enabling this workshop to happen.