Our Laboratory Training Workshops


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

Teaching Staff include faculty from:

Yale University:  Dr. Ben Chan (US)

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

Specific Workshops:


   July 2017:  East Africa (Uganda)

   June 2018:  East Africa (Kenya)

   July 2019:  West Africa (Ghana)

   January 2020:  East Africa (Tanzania) 

     Previously Scheduled - Postponed due to Coronavirus

   November 2020: Southeast Asia (Malaysia)

        * This workshop will be re-scheduled once it is safe to deliver

          in-person trainings. Check back here for updates or sign up          

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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

Lions Club of Maarn

Individual Donors

Equipment Loaned by

Epibiome, Inc.

University of California, Berkeley

Bio-Link Depot