African Symposium on Genome-Wide Association Studies (ASGWAS) 2015

We would like to invite your organization to participate in the African Symposium on Genome-Wide Association Studies for complex disease - ASGWAS 2015 - that showcases state-of-the-art advances in the dynamic fields of medical population genetics, Bioinformatics of diseases mapping and drug discovery, and personalized medicine.

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Search for the second AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chair

Are you an excellent young researcher from Africa, an AIMS alumni or graduate from another institution in or outside of Africa? Do you intend to get established in an academic institution in an African country? This might be your opportunity to get your scientific career in Africa started as the next AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chair! Funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chair programme awards a 5 year Junior Chair position to one AIMS Alumna/us or an African young researcher graduated from another academic institution in or outside Africa who has joint interest in performing international class research and in ultimately supporting the academic development of their home country and/or other African countries. ARETÉ in this case stands both for its Greek meaning of excellence and realization of potential as well as the acronym “African Research, Education and Teaching Excellence".

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2015-16 AIMS Scholarship for Masters' in Mathematical Sciences


The AIMS Structured Master’s Programme is not a typical university programme. We look for the most talented and motivated students from across the African continent, recognising that grades are not always a good indication of potential. Taught by top international and local lecturers, the programme is supported throughout by tutors who work closely with the lecturers and students. The programme material is purposefully broad, allowing students to learn about a wide spectrum of mathematical topics and their applications before focusing on a specialised topic for their research project.

For a detailed synopsis on the projects, review the archive of previous years projects submitted at AIMS-South Africa archive and AIMS-Senegal archive.

AIMS provides scholarships to all students, ensuring that an inability to pay is not a barrier to enrolling on the AIMS Masters program.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. The closing date for applications is March 23, 2015.

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