There is a need for practical application training in molecular biology in Africa. The success of the Phylogenetic Workshops provided by inqaba biotec™ and Dr Jane Wright, has led to include molecular techniques, sequencing technologies and bioinformatics as part of our workshop portfolio.

Introductory Phylogenetics Workshops

Phylogenetic inference is making the best estimate of the evolutionary history within a group of organisms based on the inheritance of ancestral characteristics. Before the discovery of DNA as the heritable material in all living things, the study of evolution based on differences in morphological characteristics between organisms. Now, science is dominated by DNA, RNA and protein sequence-based data. Molecular phylogenetics converts the sequence information/diversity between specied into an evolutionary tree based on the similarities and/or differences between species.

The introductory phylogenetics workshop provided by inqaba biotec™ will introduce concepts related to sequence assembly and alignments; phylogenetic reconstructions and data interpretation.

For more information, please send us an e-mail.

Introductory Molecular Techniques Workshops/Courses

To provide you with the tools to excel in your field, we customise our courses based on your specific requirements. All courses will cover the same basics for each technique, however we tailor the scope and application to meet the needs of your laboratory and field.

The basic techniques covered in our introductory techniques course include:

To book a course with us, please complete the Course Request form and send to us by e-mail.




Next Generation Sequencing Course 20-23 November 2018

inqaba biotec™ invites you to attend a 4 day Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) course from Tue, 20 November – Fri, 23 November 2018.

The course teaches participants the theory behind Illumina and PacBio sequencing. The training will include hands-on Illumina NGS library preparation, NGS data generation and bioinformatic analysis of the data.

Course cost: ZAR 12 000
Number of participants: Limited to 4-5
Closing data for applications: Fri, 9th November 2018

In order to apply, please complete the “NGS training course application questionnaire” and forward to Silke Arndt

Contact Details

Southern Africa

  • Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd.
  • PO Box 14356, Hatfield 0028
  • Pretoria, South Africa

  • Tel: +27 12 343 5829
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail:

East Africa

  • inqaba biotec East Africa Ltd.
  • PO Box 1846
  • Nairobi 00606, Kenya

  • Tel: +254 735 370 693
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail:

West Africa

  • inqaba biotec West Africa Ltd.
  • PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001
  • Oyo State, Nigeria

  • Tel: +‎234 805 882 7272
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
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