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Our Laboratory Training Workshops


Through a 2-week, hands-on laboratory workshop or a virtual course we teach scientists in  developing countries how to isolate and characterize phages in their own regions

Core Teaching Staff include phage experts from:

Yale University:  Dr. Ben Chan (US)

University of Leicester:  Drs. Martha Clokie & Janet Nale (UK)

University of Zurich:  Dr. Shawna McCallin (Switzerland)

Specific Workshops:


   July 2017:  East Africa (Uganda)

   June 2018:  East Africa (Kenya)

   July 2019:  West Africa (Ghana)

   January 2020:  East Africa (Tanzania) 

   March 2022: Southeast Asia (Virtual)

   May 2023Southeast Asia (Philippines)

Photos courtesy Dr. Martha Clokie


Partner Universities


University of Nairobi

Technical University of Kenya

Institute of Primate Research

Pwani University


University of Rwanda


Sokoine University of Agriculture

National Health Laboratory

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences


Makerere University

Kampala International University


Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


National Veterinary Research Institute

University of Lagos

The Gambia

University of The Gambia


Primate Research Center at Bogor Agricultural University


Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology

Funding Provided by

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Microbiology Society

Mozilla Foundation

Lions Club of Maarn

Individual Donors

Equipment Loaned by

Epibiome, Inc.

University of California, Berkeley

Bio-Link Depot

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