Scaling opportunities in Molecular Biology to improve the agricultural sector
The IITA Bioscience Center recently organized a five-day hands-on training in Ibadan to strengthen the capacity of laboratory scientists, research technicians, graduate students, and lecturers in Molecular Biology.
Selected participants from universities in Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire were taught the fundamentals of research techniques, including real-time PCR/gene expression studies, DNA sequencing analysis, introduction to DArTseq and its applications, and Molecular Biology.
Speaking on the first day of the training, IITA West Africa Hub Director and Head of the Genetic Resources Center Michael Abberton said immense opportunities and possibilities exist in Molecular Biology and encouraged them to take advantage of the training to learn as much as they can during the five days.
During the “Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques” session, IITA Molecular Geneticist Ranjana Bhattacharjee exposed participants to the latest developments in the field and its potential applications.