Funding Opportunities

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AfOx Fellowships

The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford. The scheme will be for a period of 8 weeks from July 2020 to August 2020. Except AfOx TORCH and AfOx TRADE Fellowships (September 2020 to October 2020) 21/01/2020 31/01/2020
Molecular Parasitology Meeting Travel Awards

MPM2020 Travel Awards

The Molecular Parasitology Meeting is the premier conference to present advances in fundamental parasitology and related fields. The next meeting will be held September 20-24/2020 as usual at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. Through donations from MPM attendees, journals, foundations and other generous individuals and institutions we will be able to offer a limited number of travel awards to students, postdocs or junior faculty from Africa, South East Asia and South America. These awards will cover registration and accommodation at the meeting and a contribution to the cost of travel. To apply assemble and e-mail a single pdf file with your name in the file name (e.g. Jane_Smith_MPMTravel.pdf) to This single document (with no more than six total pages) should include: 1) Your MPM abstract for your presentation (title, authors, affiliations, abstract with 270 words max) 2) A current CV no longer than 2 pages 3) A statement of why you wish to attend MPM no longer than 300 words 4) A single letter of reference no longer than 2 pages. Timely applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and awards will be made by the organizers based on funds available. 17/01/2020 29/02/2020
Third Annual Health Innovations Conference for 31st March- 1st April 2020

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The Academy for Health Innovations, Uganda at the Infectious Diseases Institute is organizing the Third Annual Health Innovations Conference for 31st March- 1st April 2020 at Kampala Serena and the theme will be Collaborating to transform with the tracks: Interoperability: Human-centered technologies for health, Telecom companies’ role in digital health, Ensuring linkages across East Africa Sustainability: Public-private partnership, Biodiversity, and health/climate change and health, Global health security Emerging technologies: End-user experience, Emerging and existing technologies in building healthcare systems, Intellectual Property rights, Bioinformatics and Data for Good The conference brings together key subject matter experts from various fields and institutions both local and international and provides a platform for accelerating innovations in the Health sector. The links to the conference are here below: General information: Registration: Abstract Submission: Sponsorship: Please see the attached posters calling for abstracts and also the conference general information. For any more information, feel free to reach out to DR. BALABA MARTIN +256783818393/ 17/01/2020 31/01/2020
South Africa Workshop on Transcriptomics

Registration Deadline: 1 March 2020 Course Description: This intensive, hands-on course will feature morning and afternoon sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants. It is directed at biologists with little or no prior computational training interested in learning methods to analyze population and single cell sequencing transcriptional datasets. All participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics. When: 23-27 March 2020 Morning Sessions: 9-12 Afternoon Sessions 13-16 Where: AHRI Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine 718 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa Fee: There is a $100 USD Registration fee that includes breakfast, lunch, access to Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure, and a course reception. Requirements: Students are required to bring their own laptops to participate in the course. All software and data will be provided and managed by the course organizers. No previous experience in bioinformatics is needed. About the Workshop: “Advances in modern sequencing technology have revolutionized every branch of the life sciences. These technologies have greatly accelerated genetic data production and have fundamentally transformed many biological disciplines into \'big data\' analysis projects. Modern biological research projects regularly employee techniques capable of generating extremely large data sets. Specifically, gene expression studies take advantage of RNA-seq technology to identify differential gene regulation and gene sets associated with health or disease. In more recent years, this technology has moved from analyzing whole tissues to the analysis of single cells offering an unprecedented look into the transcriptional landscape of cellular processes. Analysis of data resulting from any of these techniques requires proficiency in computational (UNIX, R) and statistical (exploratory data analysis, hypothesis testing, uni- and multivariant analysis) techniques. The approach for gene expression analysis begins with appropriate understanding of the study design and metadata, proceeds through a process of data quality control and filtering, quantifies this filtered data and ultimately results in the production of tabular count data. In the case of transcriptomic studies, this is a table of transcript counts per sample. Additional data types (e.g. gene functional information) may also be created during this process and ultimately associated with or merged with the count table. These data types can then be explored using various plots and interrogated using statistical techniques. This Workshop provides instruction for how to proceed through each of these stages providing a strong foundation for working with count data and subsequent statistical analysis, plotting and interpretation.” Collaborating Institutions: Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Ragon Institute Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) KZN Research Innovation & Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Course Instructors: Tulio de Oliveira, KRISP, UKZN Scott Handley, Washington University Doug Kwon, Ragon Institute Alex Shalek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Topics covered include: Intro to Unix and R Differential gene expression analysis (RNAseq) Single cell transcriptomic analysis 17/01/2020 01/03/2020