Wellcome Trust Overseas Courses - Malaria Experimental Genetics

Title: Malaria Experimental Genetics

Applications are invited for this free-to-attend laboratory-based course on malaria experimental genetics. The week-long programme will provide participants with hands-on training in cutting-edge Plasmodium experimental genetics techniques, from designing gene targeting vectors and creating transgenic parasites to genotyping and phenotyping the resulting strains. The course is open to scientists and clinicians based in Africa who are looking to establish and use Plasmodium transfection technology at their institutes. Places are limited and priority will be given to applicants who provide a strong scientific case for learning Plasmodium genome modification. There is no course fee and limited bursaries are available to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Programme: The programme will include lecture and practical laboratory/computer-based sessions covering the following topics:
  • Gene targeting vector construction
  • Transfection and genotyping
  • Molecular phenotyping
Course Instructors:

Oliver Billker (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK)

Ellen Bushell (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK)

Marcus Lee (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK)

Julian Rayner (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK)

Guest Speakers

Amy Kristine Bei (Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal)

Alfred Amambua-Ngwa (Medical Research Council Unit, Gambia)

Period: 30 April -6 May 2017

Venue: University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Application closing date: All applications and bursary requests must be received by 6 January 2017January 6, 2017

For full details, visit the course website https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/Overseas.wt