Building Genomics Data Analysis Capacity at NWU

From 26 - 29 September 2016 the North-West University will host its first Genomics Data Carpentry workshop where researchers and postgraduate students will have an opportunity to sharpen their genomics data analysis skills.

The target audience includes researchers and postgraduate students who is working with Next Generation Sequencing data as part of their research projects.

The workshop forms part of a 12 month programme titled A Programme for the Development of Computational and Digital Research Capacity in South Africa and Africa which was developed by NWU, UCT, Talarify, the Software Carpentry Foundation, Data Carpentry and Mozilla Science Labs.  

We are proud to announce our instructors who will include two PhD students from the NWU. Maryke Schoonen and Bianca Peterson recently participated in a locally hosted Software/Data Carpentry instructor training workshop. Bianca and Maryke will co-present the workshop with Dr Jason Williams, Assistant Director, DNA Learning Centre, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

More information and a registration form is available from the course website.

The original flyer advertisement is available here.

Enquiries can be addressed to