On this April 1st, the Telethon amphitheater hosted the launching ceremony of the Training Workshop in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Microscopy co-organized by the JR-Biotek Foundation and the Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture and Seed Science.
The ceremony was presided over by Professor Marcel ZANNOU, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Clement AGBANGLA, President of the African Society of Genetics, Prof. Eléonore YAYI, vice-rector in charge of interuniversity cooperation, Carol IBE, founder of JR Biotek and Jenifer McGALEY.
As the Vice Rector in charge of Academic Affairs reminded us, access to better nutrition remains a major concern in the world, particularly in African countries. To overcome this problem, it is necessary to update the production methods of good quality.
It is within this framework that the present training for 100 young researchers coming from 17 African countries including Benin, Somalia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Niger and Nigeria. For five days, those researchers will be trained through several workshops covering the theme ‘’ Training African agricultural researchers to solve food and nutrition insecurity through research and innovation’’.
For Carol IBE, this training will undoubtedly help build a wide capacity in agriculture and make a difference in the society.
See more about the launching ceremony here