Bioinformatics in the Tropics Uganda 2014, UVRI, Entebbe, Uganda, 7th to 10th April 2014

This is a series of four workshops, which will be presented in Brazil (2013 & 2014), South Africa (2013) and Uganda (2014) as part of a south to south capacity building programme to develop the next generation of bioinformaticians in Africa and Latin America. The objective is to train post-doctoral researchers to become trainers and post-graduate students to use bioinformatics and phylogenetic software applications needed for their research.

Workshop topics and who should apply?

The workshop involves theoretical lectures and practical sessions on the usage and interpretation of bioinformatics applications for the study of viruses and TB drug resistance, molecular epidemiology and immunology. This workshop is targeted at scientists and post- graduate students working in research projects in Africa and Latin America.

Invited Presenters:

Luiz Carlos Alcantara, Alison Elliott, Pontiano Kaleebu, Justen Manasa, Eduan Wilkinson, Siva Danaviah, Deo Ssemwanga, Jonathan Kayondo , Olivier Gascuel, Francois Chevenet, Tulio de Oliveira, Marco Salemi, Josh Herbeck, Manon Ragonnet and Andrew J. Leigh Brown

Workshop Series Organizers:

Tulio de Oliveira, Alison Elliott, Pontiano Kaleebu and Luiz Carlos Alcantara.


7th to 10th April 2014, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda. (Deadline for application: 31st January 2014)

Application form:

Application form can be obtained at here and at

Registration for the workshop is free of charge. However, applicants need to fund their travel and accommodation costs.

News date: 2014-01-06