Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze, a Molecular Breeder at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru recently undertook a CABANA secondment with Jose De Vega and his team at Earlham Institute in the UK. Hannele proposed the secondment project with the aim to increase the capacity of Latin American breeder of autopolyploid crops in using modern genomics tools in their breeding programs. The project started with existing real-life data generated in the CIP breeding program of tetraploid... Read more
What is CABANA?
- CABANA is a capacity strengthening project for bioinformatics in Latin America.
- It aims to accelerate the implementation of data-driven biology in the region by creating a sustainable capacity-building programme focusing on three challenge areas – communicable disease, sustainable food production and protection of biodiversity.
- CABANA is orchestrated by an international consortium of ten organisations - nine in Latin America and one in the UK.
- CABANA is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - part of the UK Aid Budget – from October 2017 to December 2021.