With this Workshop co-organised together with the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, we plan to carry on impacting a wide range of communities in Africa, as we have already experienced from previous workshops. DrosAfrica has trained over 50 people from 8 institutions in 5 different African countries. These individuals constitute an important part of the future of research in Africa. We strongly encourage members of African institutions, especially women, to apply.
The workshop will run for two weeks, from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Theoretical sessions will take place in the mornings, followed by a discussion session before lunch. Laboratory (practical) sessions will take place after lunch. All participants and faculty will stay at the University of Ibadan campus, as previous surveys after similar workshops showed that “out of the class” interactions during the evenings were extremely valued by the participants.
The venue will be the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI). The College of Medicine at University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s foremost research and training health institution, with the vision of providing quality health education that drives the development of effective health systems nationwide.
Established 68 years ago, University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in thirteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. University of Ibadan produces an average of 3,000 Masters & 250 Ph.Ds every year. The main thrust of the University for the 21st century is to be world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs. Today, the University of Ibadan is consistently ranked among the prestigious Universities in the world.
Ibadan is the state capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 3 million, it is the most populous city in the state, and the third most populous city in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano; it is the country's largest city by geographical area. Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 128 km inland northeast of Lagos, the federal capital, and is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and the areas in the hinterland of the country.