Call for Applications: Biotechnology Webinars Addressing Latin America and the Caribbean Region

  • 2021•04•06     Caracas

    The UNU Biotechnology Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNU-BIOLAC) is accepting applications on a rolling basis for academic activities held via interactive webinar modules. In pursuit of strengthening the Latin America and Caribbean region’s biotechnology studies and networks, and considering the COVID-19 pandemic’s current circumstances, this new webinar initiative will bring elite professionals in biotechnology fields into online activities with regional professionals.

    Applications are open to all senior researchers engaged in active research and academic activities related to high throughput/deep sequencing of genomes, metagenomic analyses, and whole-genome gene expression to discover new genes and biological functions.

    These  technological approaches provide new insights into four priority areas identified in the context of global climate change as challenging the sustainability of traditional cropping systems and the control of animal and human health by affecting the (re)emergence of diseases and their etiological agents and vectors.

    Therefore, for 2021 UNU-BIOLAC is seeking to empower young scientists to use big data as a knowledge-enabling strategy that navigates across the following priority areas:

    1. Emerging and neglected human, animal, and plant diseases
    2. Metagenomics as a tool for environmental microbiology
    3. Sustainable bioenergy
    4. Innovative biotechnological processes

    For more information and full application details, visit the UNU-BIOLAC website.