Open call for secondments

Open call for secondments

The second call for secondments is open! CABANA’s research secondments are aimed at catalysing lasting collaborations between researchers in Latin America and bioinformatics groups in the UK. Secondments can be with CABANA partner research institutions in Latin America or at EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute in the UK. Scientists from Latin America will spend 6 months to pursue a bioinformatics research topic in the challenge areas of the CABANA project.
The deadline for applications is 15th February 22:00 GMT.
Full details can be obtained here:

CABANA Travel Fellowships


The GCRF-funded CABANA project is delighted to offer travel fellowships of up to US $1000 for researchers to attend the ISCB-LA-SoIBio-EMBNet Conference. The fellowships are open to scientists at any stage of their career. Early-stage researchers and researchers from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Read more

Webinar: CABANA - capacity building for bioinformatics in Latin America


In this free interactive webinar, Cath Brooksbank will explain how CABANA will support bioinformatics research and training in Latin America through a combination of research secondments, train-the-trainer workshops, short courses and eLearning. Come and find out how your organisation can get involved.

Watch the webinar on youtube

CABANA Kickoff meeting

CABANA Kickoff meeting group photo

CABANA's kick-off meeting was hosted by Benilton Carvalho in Campinas, Brazil. All our partner institututions participated in two days of discussions, presentations and interactive activities. The goals of the meeting were to... (1) provide an opportunity for the members of the CABANA consortium to get to know each other – vital to the success of the project; (2) learn about each other’s scientific interests, challenges and successes related to bioinformatics capacity building; (3) agree on how we will capture data on our current capacity so that we can monitor our achievements throughout the project; and (4) define a selection process for our activities, to ensure that we have broad scientific, demographic and geographical reach. Some of the outcomes of our discussions will be summarised in our upcoming webinar. Thank you to all our participants for a great start to the project, and especially to Benilton for being a wonderful host.