Announcements

Call for abstracts for the Joint Minimally Invasive surgery and 3rd Rwanda Biotech conference

Call for Abstracts

The University of Rwanda in Collaboration with ARES-CCD (the Belgian Academy of Research and High Learning) and the Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda is hosting a “Joint Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and the 3rd Rwanda Biotechnology Conference” from 26th to 27th September 2019, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Fellowship for women doing PhDs in Kenya(The Mawazo PhD Scholars Programme)

The Mawazo PhD Scholars programme is a one-year, non-residential fellowship aimed at women pursuing PhD studies at Kenyan universities. The goal of this programme is to build a strong pipeline of future researchers who are prepared to ask insightful questions about African development, and effectively communicate their results to both government and industry leaders and the general public. We welcome applications from women in any academic discipline, with a preference for research projects focused on development-related topics, and using social science research methods.

Call for applications for PhD Scholarship in Epigenetics and Bioinformatics at the University of Rwanda and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Researchers from the University of Rwanda and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign have been awarded an NIH-U01MH115485 research grant for working on transgenerational epigenomics of trauma and PTSD in Rwanda.

The goal of the proposed work is to characterize the transgenerational genomic impact of genocide exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women survivors of the Rwandan genocide and their offspring. PTSD is a common and debilitating mental disorder that has a profound public health impact.