ONE OF OUR OBJECTIVES IS
To Provide a harmonized Bioinformatics curriculum at Masters level and support its adoption in partner Universities.
The Eastern Africa Network of Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) is a collaborative network that strives to strengthen the application of Bioinformatics in biosciences research through individual training, research mentorship and enhancing institutional capacity in Eastern Africa. EANBiT has collaborated with three universities namely; Pwani University, Makerere University and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and four research institutes which are icipe, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, UVRI and BecA-ILRI Hub, in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The EANBiT Bioinformatics master’s program is two years where the first year is course work which comprises of; Foundation Modules in Bioinformatics at partner universities (Pwani University, Makerere University and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences) and a 5 week residential training program. In addition, the final year encompasses the Research Project. This covers a 6-month project and a 3-month write up dissertation at partner research institutes (icipe, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, UVRI and BecA-ILRI Hub). The research project is submitted for evaluation by an expert panel.