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Southern African Human Genome Programme Workshops

These workshops are aimed at building capacity for human genome research in South Africa. As you will see from the note below, there is space for a limited number of participants, but we would like to give people the opportunity to apply, especially those from institutions that were not part of the original collaboration (UP, Wits, UCT, US, UL, UWC, ARC).

Please find attached the outlines for the two workshops providing information on the objectives and outcomes.

Workshop 1 – Training in NGS analysis

Date and venue: 21 to 25 July (5 days) at UWC

Lead organisers: Alan Christoffels & Scott Hazelhurst

Format: Lectures and hands on data analysis

Workshop 2 – Understanding and characterising Southern African genomes 

Date and venue: 28-31 July (4 days) at SBIMB, Wits

Lead organisers: Michèle Ramsay & Kate Theron

Format: Lectures/Tutorials and discussion groups (computers not required)

The workshop participants are limited to 20 individuals for each of the workshops. They will be chosen to represent geographical and institutional distribution.

One to two people may be nominated from each of the 7 participating Institutions and 6 or more individuals from other institutions will be included to total not more than 20 people.

Please complete the application form.

For assistance you may contact Freedom Mukomana (

Deadline for applications: Monday 7 July, 2014 at 12 noon.

Notification of acceptance will follow later that week.

Accommodation and travel will be funded by the SAHGP and arrangements will be made by Martie Madgwick ( from Michael Pepper’s Office.

SAHGP Workshop 1

SAHGP Workshop 2

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