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ESTABLISHING MICROBIAL SEQUENCING AND BIOINFORMATICS CAPACITY IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

WHEN AND WHERE

MRC Unit in The Gambia at LSHTM – Fajara
January 14-17, 2020

Hosts and Organisers

This workshop is coordinated by Mark Pallen (Quadram Institute Bioscience and MRC-CLIMB), Martin Antonio (MRC Unit in The Gambia and LSHTM – The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). It is supported by the MRC Unit in The Gambia, the Quadram Institute Bioscience and the MRC-CLIMB Project.

 

Keynotes

Suheir Ereqat – Palestine
Amer Al-Jawabreh – Palestine
Sima Tokajian – Lebanon
Alfred Amambua-Ngwa – The Gambia

Speakers

Umberto D’Alessandro – The Gambia
Martin Antonio – The Gambia
Mark Pallen – United Kingdom
Abdul Sesay – The Gambia
David Baker – United Kingdom
Radoslaw Poplawski – United Kingdom
Andrew Page – United Kingdom
Abed Naser Eddin – Palestine
Nick Loman – United Kingdom
Archibald Worwui – The Gambia
Badou Gaye – The Gambia
Elizabeth Batchilly – The Gambia
Muna Anjum – United Kingdom
Roderick Card – United Kingdom

Rationale

High-throughput sequencing is transforming microbiology across the world in academic and clinical settings. However, the capacity to perform microbial sequencing and bioinformatics is distributed unevenly, with many groups working in challenging environments finding it hard to get started or facing tough questions as to what to do locally and what to outsource.

This workshop brings together microbiologists and bioinformaticians from across Europe, Asia and Africa to address these problems, while also exchanging practical know-how and building collaborative networks.

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