Training & Fellowships

Training and fellowships to allow scientists to be based at CERI at Stellenbosch University and KRISP at UKZN in South Africa.

We have already received > 250 fellows from 39 African countries. We have recently expanded support fellows from Latin American and Asian countries. Training is funded by a number of donors to expand genomics knowledge in the globe to fight epidemics and promote personalised medicine. Below some of the training programs in 2023.

  • Bioinformatics for Molecular Biologists Course, KRISP, UKZN, 27-31 March 2023

30 fellowships to scientists working in South Africa. Fellowships funded by DIPLOMICS and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

  • Next Generation Sequencing training on Illumina and Oxford Nanopore Technology to quickly detect, characterise and control epidemics. CERI, Stellenbosch University. 10 to 21 April 2023

50 fellowships to African participants. Fellowships funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, WHO AFRO, Africa CDC and Abbott.

  • 27th International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME). Stellenbosch, 20-25 August 2023.

Largest international workshop in Africa. 150 Fellows to be accepted. Application: 1 April 2023. Website:

A short video from some of our previous training.

Our vision is to keep introducing new and affordable technologies on the continent, providing access to high-level equipment and genomics services, funding key projects and to capacitate African scientists. As previously mentioned, we are also looking for more international funders, biotech and pharmaceutical companies and philantropists that want to contribute to our efforts. Researchers and funders can already use the genomics services at Genomics Africa and are free to contact us for a quote or for help to design/fund your project.

Below are some of our fellows:

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