Molecular Approaches to Clinical Microbiology in Africa
The course will concentrate on approaches which are:
- currently applicable in African laboratories.
- likely to be applicable in Africa in the foreseeable future, including Whole Genome Sequencing using portable devices.
- of value to participants in interpreting the literature and assessing the likely utility of new technologies as they are developed.
The course is aimed at those primarily trained in culture-based microbiology and combines an understanding of the latest research techniques and theoretical approaches, with practical methods to provide a foundation-level of understanding of the philosophy, methods, and specialist terminology of molecular techniques.