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Bioinformatics Course

In this course, the student is introduced to the concepts of Bioinformatics. Hands-on sessions will familiarize students with the details and use of common tools and resources. The objective is to enhance the researchers’ capacity to conduct world class scientific research and boost their institution’s profile as a leading diagnostic and scientific center.

At the end of the training, the participant will be able to:
  • Learn the science, methods, and applications of bioinformatics
  • Analyze biological datasets and discover patterns and trends
  • Discover, design and develop drugs in silico
  • Discover and identify biomarkers
  • Design CRISPR-cas guide RNAs and PCR and RPA primers and probes and develop point of care diagnostic kits
  • Appreciate the role of metabolomics and proteomics in scientific research
  • Perform common molecular laboratory techniques
  • Identify genetic diseases, resistance genes, and gene variants using raw sequencing data and optimize precision medicine
Using the most powerful software, you will gain the latest skills in bioinformatics analysis.
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This is a 12-week intensive training program covering the following topics:
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Linux OS and Cluster Computing
  • Python Programming for Biologists
  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics
  • Proteomics.
  • NGS Data Analysis.
  • Phylogenetics
  • Biological Databases, Design and Deployment
  • Transcriptomics and Microarray Analysis
  • Metagenomics
  • Metabolomics and Systems Biology
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
The course is ideal for students and researchers working in the pharma, biotech, and medical industries. The following terms and conditions apply.
  • The fee is Kshs. 100,000/ for East African residents. Non-East African students pay 1,000 USD.
  • Fees covers tuition, training material, and certificate 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. Substitutions may, of course, be made at any time, providing you inform us in writing. 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.
  • Fee is payable by direct depsoit, bankers cheque or MPESA to: Bioinformatics Institute of Kenya Ltd. A/C No. 0012342070001, Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Co-op House Branch, Nairobi, Kenya. The Paybill number for payments via Mpesa is 400222 and the account number is 1679821#your name. Contact us for online payments.
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