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An introduction to virus and vector diagnostics

‘An introduction to vector and virus diagnostics’, organised by CONNECTED and Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub, will take place in Nairobi from Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2019.

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 Assay (RPA)

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

Applications to attend are open to CONNECTED network members. Use this link for full details.