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Young Researchers' Forum

The Young Researchers Forum (YRF) is an exclusive day in which students from several parts of Africa will be granted the opportunity to share and corroborate their work with fellow students/peers in Africa. The YRF day will be held on Saturday the 5th March 2011 in conjunction with two International Conferences, i.e. ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics and the Joint International Conference of the African & Southern African Societies of Human Genetics. See: http://www.humangenetics2011.org/young.htm for details.

The YRF day will be comprised of a full day of activities for students in the fields of human genetics and bioinformatics from all over Africa, with a programme that includes both plenary speakers and student presentations. The forum will seek to encourage socializing and networking among students on the continent. As African scientists, we recognize the important role that capacity development plays in our country and continent, and this forum is aimed to serve as a platform through which we can encourage support and introduce mentors to students who are pursuing this field of study.

We would like to encourage sponsorship of this non-profit scientific event, and emphasize that this is the first of its kind for both bioinformatics and human genetics in South Africa. This event serves an especially important role in developing and forming the young scientific careers of graduate and post-graduate students in these fields. In line with the themes of the two international conferences that follow, we also encourage South African science/biotech-related industries and role-players to participate in this event as far as possible.

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