WORKSHOP ON MOLECULAR DETECTION AND MICROSCOPY AT MIKOCHENI AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, DAR ES SALAAM - TANZANIA.

on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Molecular detections and microscopy workshop was held from 22 - 25 July,2013 at MARI, the aim of this workshop was to train Tanzania researchers on the latest microscopic techniques for tracking different viruses in plant tissue as the infection unfolds.Tackling cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in Africa will require the best and brightest mind as well as sophisticated research strategies. Afluorescent, research - grade microscope was recently purchased by the Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute in Dar es salaam -Tanzania.The purchased made possible by a collaboration between Dr. Joseph Ndunguru and Linda Hanley - Bowdoin(USA) and funds from the USAID PEER programme. MARI have been trained on the microscope, now they can use it as a tool in their research to understand what is needed to establish CMD infection and how to combat the disease.The workshop was funded by the BREAD program me which is jointly supported by the National Science Foundation in the US and the Bill and Mellinda Gates program me to support basic research to enhance agricultural development around the world.
Trainers doing Plant leave fixation for in situ hybridization Looking on is
Prof. Linda.
Cassava leaf with Cassava Mosaic Disease symptoms.
Instructors showing how to wash samples tissues, it was taken in the genetic engineering
laboratory at Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute.
A new light and Fluorescent microscope.
Dr. Peter Sseruwagi and Maliha Saggaf listening to Prof. Linda Hanley- Bowdoin
from North Caroline University not in picture.
Prof. Linda giving out a brief about the workshop.
Participants listening to Prof. Linda


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