• Introductory Python based Software CarpentryWorkshop limitations: The workshop is set for two days. This course will teach the foundations of Python programming Linux and Git.
    Prerequisites: The participants must have their own laptop and install software below before the workshop: Python 3, Numpy and Pandas Python package, Git and Jupyter Notebook
  • Intensive Training Courses Genomics of Infectious Disease Summer 2018
  • ACEGID Foundational Training Workshop in Molecular Biology and GenomicsThe Foundational Training Workshop in Genomics is a full-immersion residential program designed for top-performing West African graduate and postdoctoral students, faculty members and laboratory technicians. The two-month training offers a curriculum of best practices and laboratory techniques, reinforced by intensive coursework in molecular biology, genetics, and genomics theory to support their professional development toward becoming independent scientists.
  • 1st WASLITBRe Postgraduate Bioinformatics WorkshopWASLITBRe is proud to announce her first Postgraduate Bioinformatics Workshop. This 6-week long workshop with an examination at the end side of each course is aimed at exposing our grants funded MSc and PhD students to the state-of-the-art training in bioinformatics and data science. The participants total is pegged to 20 to ensure we have the best classroom atmosphere for our trainees to learn. This workshop is the first of the 2 workshops planned for this year. See the table here for the courses to be covered in the 2 workshops, the first holding at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria and the second to hold at KNUST, Ghana.
  • Foundations for Genomics: From standard molecular technology to ‘omics’ application in 3 days (CPGR)
  • NIH Regional Training for Grant AdministratorsEach year, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) sponsors the NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. These seminars are intended to help demystify the application and review process, clarify Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. The seminars serve the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientist. NIH policy, grants management, review and program staff provide a broad array of expertise and encourage personal interaction between themselves and seminar participants. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, and graduate students.
  • H3Africa Microbiome Analysis Workshop 26-29 April 2016The University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the J. Craig Venter Institute, USA will be hosting a practical workshop on microbiome analysis. This workshop is sponsored through the H3Africa, Human Heredity and Health Initiative.
  • Workshops, Courses, Conferences, 2015The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Regional Student Groups in Africa (RSGs Africa) are organizing the ISCB-RSGs African Student Symposium to be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 on the marge of the ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • ICGEB Meetings and Courses 2015Meetings and Courses to be held in 2015 at the ICGEB Components and in selected Member States are published on this page. For further information on each individual event, including terms of participation, refer to the relevant contact provided.
  • Genomic Epidemiology in Africa
  • Advanced Course: Working with Pathogen Genomes November 23-28, 2014,Blantyre, Malawi
  • Short Course on Systems Genetics October 5-11, 2014, Bar Harbor, Maine, USACourses are designed to impart knowledge through intensive lectures, hands-on training and informal interactions. Workshops offer extensive hands-on training, teaching participants how to perform specific techniques, interspersed with lectures or seminars. You can search by topic and format here below.
  • Computational Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions: From Sequences to Networks September 28-October 3, 2014, Cape Town, South AfricaProtein-protein interaction data is being generated at an ever-increasing rate. Many scientists are not trained in the bioinformatics tools needed to analyse this data. Given the importance of this data in many life science disciplines, there is a major need to provide training in such tools; particularly for bench biologists (especially for researchers into pathogens such as HIV or tuberculosis, which reply on PPIs for their pathogenicity) who need to use, or generate themselves such data, but who do not have the theoretical background needed to assess it critically.
  • Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa September 27-October 2, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Southern African Human Genome Programme Workshops July 21-25, 2014 and July 28-31, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 55th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics July 20-August 1, 2014, Bar Harbor, Maine, USACourses are designed to impart knowledge through intensive lectures, hands-on training and informal interactions. Workshops offer extensive hands-on training, teaching participants how to perform specific techniques, interspersed with lectures or seminars. You can search by topic and format here below.
  • Bioinformatics and Genomes Analyses May 5-17, 2014, Athens, Greece
  • Computational Biology: Genomes to Systems April 3-9, 2014, Puerto Varas, ChileThis EMBO Practical Course will teach advanced methods and applications of computational biology for high throughput data analysis in molecular biology. Its primarily addresses early stage experimental biologists interested in large scale data analysis and computational scientists with previously limited exposure to experimental biology. Practical skills for data analysis will be developed in seven half-day sessions and applied in a joint research project. The course will conclude with a symposium where the speakers of the course will present their scientific research.
  • Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa May 25-June 1, 2013
  • Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa September 10-16, 2011 Blantyre, Malawi
  • Genetic Epidemiology in Africa May 6-11, 2012, Blantyre, Malawi

Training Resources


The resources and opportunities provided in this platform should not be construed as endorsement by the consortium. The funders do not independently verify information added to the website, we rely on submiters to provide information that is accurate and not misleading.


 NIH Training and Education

The mission of NIH Training and Education is to meet the career development needs of trainees across all


mGenAfrica is an online and mobile app which promotes engagement between high school learners and research staff working on genomics and other health research fields

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust Education Resources:

Is committed to making inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people, helping them to achieve their career aspirations in science and related


The eGenomics catalogue was initiated by H3ABioNet and is maintained by volunteers from across the globe, in particular H3Africa Fellows. This catalogue maintains free online Genomics educational material and community based reviews/evaluations.


H3ABioNet Training and Education

Activities will use a multi-faceted approach that addresses bioinformatics training for all sectors of the research community.

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The Global Health Network

Offers, among other things, free certificated online training courses on issues related to research trials, translated into 20 languages, and a professional membership scheme for laboratory staff.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s

Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) conducts and supports workshops, courses, and other training activities in public health genomics, family history, and human genome epidemiology.

The Global Library of Women’s Medicine

Is a free online comprehensive textbook of women’s medicine with 446 specially commissioned chapters covering most key areas of women’s medicine, peer-reviewed, regularly updated and written by

The Jackson Laboratory

Sponsors a wide variety of stimulating courses and conferences on its campus in Bar Harbor and at other locations with co-sponsors. Explore the cutting edge of research in genomics, genetic diseases and biomedicine.

The Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study

Is portal for information on medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Training opportunities for Grants Administrators

Financial management for international collaborative initiatives is a complex process for which a number of organisations offer specialised training.

Sickle Cell Disease Ontology Project

The Sickle Cell Disease Ontology (SCDO) project is a collaboration between H3ABioNet (Pan African Bioinformatics Network)and SPAN (Sickle Cell Disease Pan African Network). The SCDO is currently underdevelopment and its purpose is to:


Introduction to Bioinformatics course (IBT) provides an introduction to the field of bioinformatics, with a focus on important bioinformatic tools and resources.


Our on-site courses develop practical skills and knowledge. They are led by EMBL-EBI experts, often in collaboration with experts from other centres


Our webinar series is a freely accessible collection of live seminars focused on EMBL-EBI resources. They provide both brief introductions to a range of databases and more in-depth coverage of new features


How do we sequence and compare genomes? How do we identify the genetic basis for disease? How do we construct an evolutionary Tree of Life for all species on Earth?


ERuDIte is the educational resource discovery index that powers the BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC) Web Portal. ERuDIte not only serves as a resource collector and aggregator but also as system powered by Machine Learning, Information Retrieval


TeachEnG (pronounced “teaching”), a Teaching Engine for Genomics, provides educational games to help students and researchers understand key bioinformatics concepts

Technique : A sequencing method for mapping the locations of chosen DNA-binding proteins, such as transcription factors (TFs) and histones with epigenetic modifications.

Training portal

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Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

an international, nonprofit alliance formed in 2013 to accelerate the potential of research and medicine to advance human health.


Ensembl is a genome browser for vertebrate genomes that supports research in comparative genomics, evolution, sequence variation and transcriptional regulation. Ensembl annotate genes, computes multiple alignments, predicts regulatory

Research Professional Africa

Research Professional Africa is a platform that allows access to the latest global coverage of Research Funding Programmes as well as Science and Technology news and Innovation policies

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