ICGEB Course on Plants & Bacteria

Course "Techniques in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of Plants and Bacteria"


19-30 September, Abuja Nigeria

Organiser: Abolade Samuel Afolabi (SHESTCO, Abuja, Nigeria)
Co-organisers: Sunday A. Thomas (CEO SHESTCO) and Paul C. Onyenekwe (SHESTCO, Abuja, Nigeria)

Contact: abolade.afolabi@wagner.edu



Deadline for receipt of applications by local organisers:
15 April 2016
For information please contact the local organisers

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The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly


This Workshop is designed to provide participants with the understanding and skills required to master the techniques involved in genetic transformation biotechnology. Properties and design of vectors and gene cloning strategies, including problem diagnosis, are among the topics covered.


Topics will include:

  • Laboratory safety/Biosafety
  • The Gene and Gene Expression
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Vectors and Promoters
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Plant and Bacterial Transformation Techniques


  • No fee is charged to attend this Course. However, participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs.

  • A limited number of grants, covering accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the Course, are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States.
    The available grants will be allocated in order of priority, according to the ranking achieved in the selection process.


Submit your application on-line at http://www.icgeb.org/course-application-nigeria-2016.html by 15 April 2016



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