The A-Z of Biological Databases


The student is introduced to biological databases including nucleotide sequence, protein sequence, protein structure, protein model, protein-protein interaction, RNA, and carbohydrate structure databases. Other databases covered include signal transduction pathway, metabolic pathway, microarray, genome, exosomal, and taxonomic databases. Web services including REST,SOAP,BioMart and BioMart Web Services are also covered. Participants also learn how to design and deploy mysql databases and receive training on the following:

Database Design
  • Writing html pages and CSS code
  • Generating dynamic content on Web pages and Web applications using PHP
  • Connecting to MySQL databases using Perl/CGI and PHP

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Dates: Every last week of the month.
Duration: 5 days.
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Kshs. 15,000/- (Inclusive of VAT 16%) for East African residents. Non-East African students pay 25% more on all charges.Fee covers tuition, training material, certificate, drinks and meals only.
  • Fees are payable strictly in advance (at least 4 working days before the starting date.
  • Groups with a minimum of 5 people will enjoy a 10% discount and early bird registration (at least 2 weeks before the start) will be offered a 5% discount
  • There will be a 10% administrative charge for cancellations received in writing up to 20 working days before the start of the course. No refunds will be made for cancellations received within 20 working days of the course start date or for the inability to attend the course for whatever reasons. KIBs is not liable for non-attendance due to travel disruptions, health problems or any other reason that might lead to a delegate not being able to attend the course. Substitutions may, of course, be made at any time, providing you inform us in writing.
  • Fee is payable by bankers cheque or MPESA to: Bioinformatics Institute of Kenya. A/C No. 0012342070001,Chase Bank, City Centre Branch, Nairobi, Kenya. The Paybill number for payments via Mpesa is 789190 and the account number is 0012342070001.


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WAMP Server
Text editing tools
Course material including a comprehensive training manual

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Video/Audio Resources

We have simplified learning through our informative video and audio tutorials on different topics of bioinformatics.

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The resources are available in DVD, mp3, and VCD formats.

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Books and Publications

We have an archive of books and tutorials on different bioinformatics topics. You can browse our collections below and make your order.

Books and tutorials are available in both printed format and as e-books.

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