Our Programs

Scientific Laboratory & Bioinformatics Training

We provide quality hands-on laboratory training in various aspects of molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics and computational biology with strong emphasis on biological concepts and lab techniques applied in agricultural and biomedical research. Knowledge and skills gained from our scientific laboratory training programmes greatly contribute to the personal and professional development of our target beneficiaries (undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and research scientists) in Africa.

Our workshops are taught by researchers from world class Universities, including the University of Cambridge.

Our target beneficiaries include;

  • Students: Undergraduate and postgraduate students in universities in Africa
  • Academics: Lecturers and other educators in tertiary education institutions in Africa
  • Researchers: Research scientists, postdoctoral researchers, etc.

Professional Development And Science Leadership Training

As part of our efforts to train and inspire a new generation of scientists and leaders in Africa, we work in partnership with a Certified Leadership Coach to provide training in the area of Professional Development and Science Leadership to our scientific workshop trainees. Our goal is to equip them with knowledge and strong leadership skills that will help them excel in their academic and research careers and to contribute to the effective management and growth of their organisations and academic institutions.

If you would like to learn more about our Professional Development and Science Leadership Training or would like to work with us to provide the training to your staff and students, please contact us at info@jrbiotekfoundation.org.

Africa Biotech Summit

The Africa Biotech Summit is an initiative created by JR Biotek Foundation to bring together Africa’s present and future leaders and key stakeholders in Africa and the diaspora to discuss the state of Africa’s biotech sector and to propose more practical solutions that will contribute to the sustainable growth of Africa’s bioeconomy. Our inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit was held at the University of Cambridge on 4 April 2017 and we are excited to hold subsequent Africa Biotech Summit and conferences in Africa starting in 2019. To learn more about our inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit, please click here

Bioinnovation for Africa Pitching Workshop & Competition

The Bioinnovation for Africa Pitching Workshop and Competition was created by JR Biotek Foundation to identify and celebrate innovations made to improve lives and systems in Africa. The first Bioinnovation Competition was held at our inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit at Cambridge University (4 April 2017). It provided a unique platform for seven finalists (researchers and PhD students) from Africa who had been involved in our Molecular Laboratory Training Workshop in Cambridge 8 days before the Summit to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of expert judges.

One finalist, Ms. Bolaji Thanni from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria won “The Most Promising Innovation Award” and we continue to support the candidates to further develop their innovative products and services.