There is a need for practical application training in molecular biology in Africa. The success of the Phylogenetic Workshops provided by inqaba biotec™ and Dr Jane Wright, has led to include molecular techniques, sequencing technologies and bioinformatics as part of our workshop portfolio.
INTRODUCTORY PHYLOGENETICS WORKSHOPS
Phylogenetic inference is making the best estimate of the evolutionary history within a group of organisms based on the inheritance of ancestral characteristics. Before the discovery of DNA as the heritable material in all living things, the study of evolution based on differences in morphological characteristics between organisms. Now, science is dominated by DNA, RNA and protein sequence-based data. Molecular phylogenetics converts the sequence information/diversity between specied into an evolutionary tree based on the similarities and/or differences between species.
The introductory phylogenetics workshop provided by inqaba biotec™ will introduce concepts related to sequence assembly and alignments; phylogenetic reconstructions and data interpretation.
For more information, please send us an e-mail.
INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES WORKSHOPS/COURSES
To provide you with the tools to excel in your field, we customise our courses based on your specific requirements. All courses will cover the same basics for each technique, however we tailor the scope and application to meet the needs of your laboratory and field.
- DNA extraction
- RNA extraction
- Gel electrophoresis
- DNA/RNA quantification methods
- PCR, qPCR and RT-PCR
- Sanger sequencing and analysis
- Fragment analysis
- Next Generation Sequencing technologies
- SNP genotyping and methylation detection technologies
- Phylogenetics (introductory phylogenetics workshop can be included)
- Bioinformatics solutions
Next Generation Sequencing Course
The course teaches participants the theory behind PacBio and Illumina sequencing. The training will include hands-on Illumina NGS library preparation, NGS data generation (2 ½ days) and basic bioinformatic analysis of the data (1 ½ day).
The course date is announced in inqaba biotec’s newsletter well in advance.