ICIPE, Mbita, Kenya. May 29th- June 10th 2017

Organised by TReND in Africa (

Funded by VolkswagenStiftung (


– All African scientists: Master students, PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Group Leaders and Heads of Department. In addition we will be accepting applicants of any nationality based at German institutions
– The course is intensive, running 6 days a week from 9am in the morning to 8pm in the evening, and requires strong involvement, motivation and drive to learn from the students.
– Only applicants from African  or German Institutions will be accepted
– Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their interest in genome editing and how they expect to benefit from participating in the course
– There will be no attendance fee.
– All selected participants will be endowed with a grant. The grant will cover round plane ticket from a major international airport and accommodation.

Course Description:

During the two weeks of the workshop we will introduce the basic principles and applications of genome editing tools. We will focus on their application in two vertebrate models, namely Japanese rice fish (Medaka) and zebrafish (Danio), and in two invertebrates models, fruit flies (Drosophila) and mosquito (Anopheles).
After the course, participants will be equipped with the required knowledge to set up their own genome editing experiments and successfully perform genetic manipulations related to their research question.