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Training: Basic Bioinformatics Workshop at IITA


A 3-day workshop that includes theoretical and hands-on training in basic bioinformatics techniques. Participants will also be introduced to online repositories and how to work with them.

Course Objectives

The aim of this training is to equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills of bioinformatics.

Date: 23-25 October 2017

Venue: Bioscience Center, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria

Training language: English

Registration deadline: 25 September 2017

Course Outline

Introduction to computational biology
Primer design and evaluation
Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST)
Biological databases: search and data retrieval

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will have:

  • experience in the use of online tools like BLAST for sequence search
  • knowledge and some experience in primer design and evaluation
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of online repositories such as EMBL, GeneBank, UNIPROT etc.


Four hundred US dollars ($400) only or Equivalent in Naira, CFA or Euro. The fee covers Tuition, Training Materials, and Refreshments.

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