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Monday, April 11, 2011

Publication on Virtual workshops for Africa and future prospects

A paper concerning the Basic Molecular evolution training that virtually took place in July 2010 across Africa has just been published. This can be accessed at the following url


A lot of experience was garnered that brought forth the publication which is an aftermath on the "ten simple rules to organize a virtual conference-anywhere".

There are plans to have an on site workshop on molecular evolution early 2012 with a wide range of participants from other regions connected virtually.

Further information will be communicated in due course and it is hoped that more regions will participate this time round.

It is hoped that this will lead to a series of such workshops in different subjects within the field of bioinformatics and computational biology.

Let us endeavor to support and make virtual workshops a success and reality in order to benefit more students/scientists within the developing countries.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bies.201000139/abstract

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