Workshop Trainers

Prof. Benjamin Kumwenda
Prof. Benjamin Kumwenda is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Malawi…
Dr. Kwe Claude
Dr. Yinda has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biochemistry from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He obtained his PhD in Viral Metagenomics from the Katholieke…
Dr. San Emmanuel James
Dr. San is a bioinformatician, molecular biologist and data scientist with specialist expertise in genomics, phylogenetics, statistical genetics …
Dr. Stephanie van
Dr. Stephanie van Wyk is a research scientist with more than 12 years of research experience in bioinformatics, biochemistry, and genetics. She is based…
Prof. Saheed
Prof. Saheed Sabiu is an Associate Professor at the Durban University of Technology, where he leads the Computational and Systems Biology Research Group…
Prof. Errol
Prof. Errol Duncan Cason is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of the Free State, and his research is focused…
Dr. Celeste
Dr. Celeste Donato holds joint Senior Research Fellow positions in the Enteric Diseases research group at the Murdoch Children’s Research
Mr. Armand
Philip Bester
Armand is a dedicated biochemist/virologist with expertise in molecular biology and bioinformatics. In 2011, Armand took on the role of Assistant 
Dr. Karla
Dr. Karla Stucker is a teacher, veterinarian, and virologist. She studied cellular and molecular biology as an undergraduate at Cornell University’s 
Prof. Arox
Prof. Arox Kamng’ona earned his PhD in Infection and Immunity from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. He is an Associa
Ms. Precious
Ms Precious Letebele is a Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of the Free State, South Africa.
Mr. Fanie
Fanie Riekert is an Assistant Director at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is one of the High-Performance 

Guest Speakers

Prof. Jason M.
Prof Jason M. Mwenda is currently the Regional Co-ordinator responsible for co-ordinating surveillance for Vaccine Preventable Diseases 
Dr. Shane
Dr. Shane Murray is a highly accomplished professional in the field of plant molecular biology and genomics. She holds a PhD in Molecular Plant 

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