The 2nd Training Course on Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Applied to Insect Vector of Human Diseases (September 19-30, 2005) and the 4th Regional Training Course on Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases in Southeast Asia (October 3-14, 2005) will be held at Center for Bioinformatics and Applied Genomics (CBAG) at Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. The two events were kindly supported by UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
The objectives of the training courses are to promote the capability of scientists in the disease-endemic countries to apply cutting-edge technology to tropical diseases as well as insect vectors that cause tropical diseases, particularly the application of genome information and potential for development of tools that can be applied to tropical disease research, and promote multidisciplinary and international networking in order to facilitate South-South or South-North collaborations.
The courses aim to train young investigators (Ph.D. students, post-doc and academic researchers) who are at the beginning of their research career working on the tropical diseases of TDR portfolio (Malaria, Tuberculosis, Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Chagas’ disease, African Sleeping Sickness, Leprosy, Filariasis, Onchocerciasis and Schistosomiasis).
CBAG is a Capacity Building Research Unit at Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand. It is also a TDR-sponsored regional training center for Bioinformatics in Asia. The mandates of CBAG are to promote training and integration of bioinformatics and DNA technology in basic research and to establish networks of local and international bioinformatics resources.
Further information can be obtained from
Professor Worachart Sirawaraporn
Department of Biochemistry and Center for Bioinformatics and Applied Genomics
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Rama VI Rd., Bangkok 10400
Tel: 66-2-301 5605 Fax: 66-2-354 7174
Email: [email protected]