This website hosts learning material for the 2016 version of the IBT course. Click here for the 2017 version of the IBT course.

H3ABioNet‘s Introduction to Bioinformatics course (IBT) provides an introduction to the field of bioinformatics, with a focus on important bioinformatic tools and resources. Over a period of 3 months of intensive biweekly contact sessions, the course combines theoretical and practical sessions to allow participants to gain practical experience in using various tools and resources. During contact sessions, classrooms meet virtually to discuss the session’s content with each other and the trainer.

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In 2016, the IBT course was hosted at 20 sites across 10 African countries