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.

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CABANA challenges

The project will enable research and deliver training to address three challenges:



After two successful online Train the Trainer workshops, the organizing team will deliver the next training events in Spanish, and for the first time, in Portuguese!

CABANA secondees Maria Bernardi, Patricia Carvajal, Mindy Muñoz, and scientific training officer Piv Gopalasingam from EMBL-EBI will co-deliver the Read more Read all news