What is CABANA?

  • CABANA is a capacity strengthening project for bioinformatics in Latin America. 
  • It aims to accelerate the implementation of data-driven biology in the region by creating a sustainable capacity-building programme focusing on three challenge areas – communicable disease, sustainable food production and protection of biodiversity.
  • CABANA is orchestrated by an international consortium of ten organisations - nine in Latin America and one in the UK.
  • CABANA is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - part of the UK Aid Budget – from October 2017 to December 2021.

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CABANA challenges

The project will enable research and deliver training to address three challenges:



We announce the publication of four courses for the bioinformatics community: 

  • Essentials Genomics

  • Essentials Metagenomics part II

  • Practical Transcriptomics Differential Expression applied to Food production

  • Practical Metagenomics Microbiome tutorial with QIIME2

The authors are collaborators of the CABANA project including Ángela Peña, Alejandro Sánchez, Randall Jiménez, Alejandro Reyes and Rebeca Campos. 

All tutorials are published in Spanish and English to be used in the CABANA platform (… Read more Read all news