Recently, we commissioned some of our exceptionally gifted alumni and researchers in African research institutions to co-organise and facilitate the 2021 Reach & Teach Science in Africa plant molecular bio-laboratory training workshop organised in partnership with the Centre for Dryland Agriculture at Bayero University Kano, (Nigeria), Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Kenya) and the CSIR-Crops Research Institute in Kumasi (Ghana). The workshops involved 80+ participants, facilitators and research support staff all from Africa.
Partnership with the Quantitative Biology Journal (co-owned by Cambridge University Press and John Innes Centre)
We are excited to partner with the Production and Editorial staff of Quantitative Plant Biology (co-owned by Cambridge University Press and John Innes Centre) to co-host a scientific writing and publishing skills webinar to guide African bioscience researchers through the publishing process. We believe that this world-class webinar delivered by top world experts from the highly international reputable publisher and journal will ensure that manuscripts from African researchers have the best impact and outreach.
2014 JR Biotek’s very first hands-on training Workshop took place at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria in September 2014. It involved 15 ECRs from African Universities. 2014 cohort of the Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory Training Workshop held at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2017 In partnership with Cambridge University’s Department of Plant Sciences, our Foundation held a Plant Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory Training Workshop for Africa-based agricultural researchers, academics and PhD students in Cambridge from 27th March to 3rd April 2017. This was followed by our inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit held on 4th April 2017. Seventeen early- and […]
2018 In September 2018, our Foundation collaborated with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge to host a hands-on Plant Molecular Bio-Laboratory Training Workshop and the inaugural UK-Africa Food Security Symposium in Cambridge. The 10 days residential program provided 17 outstanding PhD scholars from six African nations (Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Benin […]
2019 In 2019, our Foundation (led by Dr Carol Ibe) worked with early-career researchers from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge to organize a large-scale bio-science lab training workshop in Benin Republic in collaboration with the Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science (GBioS) at the University of Abomey-Calavi. 100 outstanding early-career agricultural […]
2021 In July 2021, our Foundation partnered with the world-famous University of Cambridge to hold the 2021 Reach & Teach Science in Africa hands-on Plant Molecular Bio-Laboratory Training Workshops in collaboration with three national universities and research institute in Nigeria (Centre for Dryland Agriculture, CDA, Bayero University, Kano), Ghana (CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi) and Kenya […]
It was indeed a great pleasure to partner with the University of Cambridge and the CSIR-Crops Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana to co-host our hands-on Plant Molecular Bio-Laboratory Training Workshop, which was part of our 2021 Reach & Teach Science in Africa transnational agricultural scientific lab capacity building program. The Workshop was facilitated by excellent […]
In July 2021, our Foundation partnered with the world-famous University of Cambridge and the renowned Centre for Dryland Agriculture, CDA, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria to hold the Reach & Teach Science in Africa (hands-on Plant Molecular Bio-Laboratory Training Workshop). The Workshop was facilitated by our fantastic alumni (led by Dr Kabir Umar Mustapha, the Deputy-Director Research at CDA).