(Supported by Global Variome and the UNESCO 2020-2021 Participation Programme)
Note: Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, plans may need to be changed.
Who is this for? Participants in: African countries, least developed countries (LDCs), developing countries, post-conflict and post-disaster countries, small island developing States (SiDS) and middle-income countries. A maximum of 16 participants will be selected. Preference will be given to one participant per country, women, people early in their career and unique database (gene/disease) choices.
What is required? General knowledge of human genetics, including; DNA, RNA, protein, variants/mutations, inheritance patterns, phenotype, and genetic disease.
How will this course be delivered? Online training
Application submissions – 31 January – 31 March 2021
Selection of participants (max 16) – 1 April – 31 May 2021
Participant notification – June 2021
On-line training – July – December 2021
Follow-up – January – March 2022
Please submit your application by 31 March 2021, to the Global Variome office: Amy McAllister, email@example.com. Applications should include a CV and a motivation letter (max 1 page of A4) explaining why you want to participate in this course and on which specific gene/disease database you would like to focus on.