Training Opportunities

Title Summary Course Date

Bioinformatics training

Introduction The Uganda Medical Informatics Centre (UMIC) in collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute and Eastern Africa Consortium for Clinical Research 9EACCR2) are set to conduct a 3 day Bioinformatics training at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) from 6th to 8th April 2020. Course Details: This is an Esembl project ( that provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. The workshop offers participants the possibility of gaining hands-on experience in the use of the Ensembl genome browser but also provides them with the necessary background information. Other sister project at can also be covered if participants are working with bacteria, plants, fungi, protists or (invertebrate) metazoa. Day one: Bioninformatics Ensembl Browser workshop at targets 30 people. Day two: Training of trainers and targets 6 people Day three: REST API workshop and targets 15 people who MUST be able to code in PYTHON or R and have attended the Browser workshop (day1). The Training will be conducted by Dr Benjamin Moore from European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), UK
Bioinformatics Short Course

6th to 8th April 2020

Pharmacokinetics Training Course

Pharmacokinetic is a branch of pharmacology which looks at the rate at which a chemical substance usually a drug changes from when it enters the body up to when it is completely eliminated. This includes chemical metabolism, distribution of the drug and it’s metabolites in the body, route of excretion and the attached time duration to undergo all these processes. Pharmacokinetics is an important aspect in clinical trials involving new drugs or drug formulations where safety and dosage are primary objectives, but also in monitoring compliance/ adherence to treatment with already approved drugs. This course is organized for the purpose of building capacity within East African Institutions involved in conducting clinical trials and where pharmacokinetics knowledge and expertise can have impact on study design, data management and analysis. The course has been organized by EACCR-2 funded by EDCTP and is coordinated from the Training Node at KCRI, Moshi Tanzania in collaboration with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Health Sciences (MUHAS) department of Pharmacology. The course will be offered by experts from MUHAS and from outside Tanzania.
Pharmacokinetics Training Course

11th to 22nd May 2020

Antimicrobial Resistance Course (AMR):

After the success of its inaugural edition in 2019, the second edition of the AMR Course will take place from November 9 - 13, 2020 at Les Pensières Center for Global Health. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global public health menace that threatens the prevention and treatment of bacterial diseases. The AMR-Global Action Plan (GAP) by WHO (World Health Organization) and One Health global strategy consider fostering awareness and understanding on antimicrobial resistance to be a priority and essential for the adoption, deployment and implementation of country AMR-National Action Plans (AMR-NAPs). To support this critical effort, the Mérieux Foundation and the University Paris-Diderot (UPD) have joined their expertise and capacities to support the AMR-GAP by designing a course to address concretely -from plan to action- the five objectives of the AMR-WHO-GAP. Together, the Mérieux Foundation and UPD propose a residential intensive training course on AMR in a One Health perspective, principally targeting audiences from low- and middle-income countries. The course advocates for the value of the One Health approach to fight against AMR, and builds capacity for critical decision-making in the developing world through education, partnerships and networks.
AMR Course Flyer 2020

November 9-13, 2020 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course

The University of Washington Department of Global Health and the Center for AIDS and STI are accepting applications for the 28th Annual Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course. The course will be held July 20 - July 30, 2020, at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. Please join us in Seattle, Washington for 2 weeks of intensive cross-disciplinary training in STI and HIV research and public health practice. • State-of-the-art training to develop strategies to End the HIV Epidemic and achieve PEPFAR priorities • Cutting-edge content delivered by US and global expert faculty lecturers • Opportunities to build networks with faculty and student colleagues • Field trips to global health, community-based, and public health organizations in Seattle In this course, you will gain a practically-oriented overview of the latest in behavioral, clinical, epidemiological, statistical, operational, and pathogenesis research in STI and HIV. This is a unique opportunity for graduate students, trainees, and early career STI/HIV researchers to learn from and network with expert faculty and colleagues from around the world through lectures, interactive learning sessions, social events, and field trips.

The course will be held July 20 - July 30, 2020