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    Weʼve raised £2,240 to fund a biocuration training programme for arthropod genomics in South Africa

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    South Africa
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    Funded on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

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    This training programme aims to provide junior researchers and students from South Africa with a comprehensive grounding in the principles of genomics approaches to studying arthropods that are particularly important because of their impacts on human, livestock, and crop health as disease vectors, on agriculture as pests, pollinators, or biological control agents, and more generally in ecology and environmental conservation. The programme will focus on practical training in biocuration skills that will enable the participants to make the most of the publically-available genomic resources to further their own research projects.

    The draft schedule proposes training programmes covering five universities in South Africa. Each programme will cover an introduction to the latest developments in arthropod genomics (especially disease-vectors) and the processes involved in developing the genomic resources. They will then focus on teaching practical skills in biocuration of genomics data with hands-on exercises using computational tools to visualise and edit gene annotations in genome browsers using VectorBase resources (www.vectorbase.org). The aim of acquiring these practical skills is twofold: to give researchers the biocuration knowledge and the confidence to be able to critically assess and understand such genomics data, and in so doing, enable them to further their own research projects and scientific interests by making the best use of available genomic data and promote collaborations.

    For further information, please see the programme webpage: www.rmwaterhouse.org/sa

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    • Robert Waterhouse

      Robert Waterhouse

      6 months ago

      Robert Waterhouse

      Thanks to everyone!

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      Robert Waterhouse

      6 months ago

      Robert Waterhouse

      Many thank you postcards ready to be posted - let me know when they arrive!

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    • Robert Waterhouse

      Robert Waterhouse

      6 months ago

      Robert Waterhouse

      Stellenbosch University - Microbiologie, Genetika, Biochemie.

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      Robert Waterhouse

      6 months ago

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      Last sessions of teaching at Stellenbosch University Genetics Department.

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    35

    • Frank Feltus

      Frank Feltus

      Dec 20, 2016

      I hate skeeters. Help me find better ways to swat 'em.

      £30.00

    • Lyric Bartholomay

      Lyric Bartholomay

      Dec 20, 2016

      The gift that keeps on giving! Way to go, Rob. You're a star!!

      £50.00

    • Karen Meusemann

      Karen Meusemann

      Dec 20, 2016

      great work & idea :)merry xmas and all the best for 2017

      £100.00

    • Kamil Erguler

      Kamil Erguler

      Dec 20, 2016

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 17, 2016

      £20.00

    • Marian G

      Marian G

      Nov 18, 2016

      For your good work! I hope my donation goes through this time (I tried once before but something happened).

      £50.00

    • Alexie Papanicolaou

      Alexie Papanicolaou

      Nov 15, 2016

      Good luck!

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Robert Waterhouse

    Robert Waterhouse

    South Africa

    Dr Waterhouse has extensive experience in arthropod genomics with a focus on the comparative evolutionary and functional genomics of disease-vector mosquitoes and other insects, for further information please visit www.rmwaterhouse.org

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