Capillary Electrophoresis (i.e. Sanger Sequencing) Training Workshop, Durban, South Africa, 24-25 March 2019


Venue of workshop: Thermo-KRISP Lab, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN, Durban, South Africa

Dates for the workshop: 25-26 March 2019

Workshop organisers: Thermo Fisher and KRISP

Registration opens:  currently open

Registration closes: 25 February 2019

Link to application form:

Please submit application forms to: 

Mrs Gugulethu Cynthia Mkhize 

Tel: +27 31 260 4198



Participation: Cost: ZAR 2,500 (Scholarships available to previously disadvantaged South African learners)

Course Overview: This class is designed for users of capillary electrophoresis (CE) technology. Attendees will benefit by having training in a class environment, hands-on lab practicals and interaction with fellow attendees and Life Technologies application scientists during lecture and discussion sessions. The instrument used during the training will be the 3500 series. 

Intended Audience: Training is open to University Post-Graduate Students & Technical Staff of Commercial and Academic laboratories.

Syllabus and Tools: This hands-on course is a 2-day intensive overview of DNA sequencing. Course topics include application workflow setup and optimization; an overview of instrument hardware, operation and maintenance; use of data collection software; preparation and running of samples and standards; analysis software tutorials, and troubleshooting discussions. Students will run, analyze and troubleshoot sequencing samples as well as fragment analysis samples. Applied Biosystems 3500 instruments will be used for lab practicals. 

Tuition includes laboratory reagents, consumables, course materials, breakfast, and lunch. Travel, hotel, and other incidental expenses relating to the training are the responsibility of the attendee.