Deadline:

18, August, 2019.

Location:

Nigeria.  

(Fully Funded)

Description

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS FOR PLANT VIRUS SURVEILLANCE.

Early career researchers working on plant disease carried by insect vectors can now apply for full funding to attend a five-day introductory level vector and virus diagnostics course in Ibadan, Nigeria, in November 2019, which is being run by CONNECTED in association with The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Newcastle University, and The Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich.

More Details

The course will include an introduction to DNA barcoding and an isothermal amplification masterclass, practical sessions will include:

  • DNA extraction on plants and insects.
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
  • Gel Electrophoresis and sample preparation for sequencing.
  • Sequence analysis.
  • Loop mediated AMPlification (LAMP) and Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA).
  • PCR/LAMP primer design.

In between practical sessions, there will be lecture input on diagnostic techniques, validation, quality assurance, troubleshooting, and local issues such as reagent purchasing, storage and waste disposal.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Agriculture & food science.
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

5 Days.

  • From Monday 4 to Friday 8 November.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Be CONNECTED Network members.
  •  Be Early Career Researchers (ECRs). ECRs are defined as those who have received their highest degree (BSc, MS or PhD) within the past 7 years (allowances will be
    made for career breaks due to care responsibilities or change in career, etc).
  •  Have a current contract of research employment which extends at least until the finish date of the proposed training.
  •  Be supported by your organisation: please provide a letter of support from your research group leader alongside your application. See “Application process” for
    further information.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The partnership arrangement will fully fund travel, accommodation, subsistence and all training costs for up to 20 successful applicants.

How to Apply

First step:

.Apply now from Here .

Your application should include:
• A completed application form.
• Your CV : this should include information on your current employment, education, publications, conferences, training courses undertaken and any previous awards.
• A letter of support from your research group leader. This letter should include the following:
1. Confirmation of your contract of research employment at your institution.
2. Confirmation that you are recommended to attend this course.

Second Step:

The Completed application forms, CVs, and letters of support must all be submitted to the Network Team email account (connectedvirusnetwork@gmail.com) by midnight on the closing date, Sunday 18 August 2019. You will receive acknowledgement of your application.

  • You should read the full application guidance notes please use this link.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early September. Successful applicants will be required to complete a short questionnaire before and after the course, together with a follow up questionnaire six months later.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariam Mohamed Kamal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt

” Nada Ahmed / Egypt “
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team