Virtual course

CABANA train the trainer workshop for ISCB-Latin America 2020

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This virtual workshop takes place within the ISCB-LA SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 symposium. It will provide new trainers with knowledge, skills, guidance and tips for developing and delivering training. Participants will explore a range of methods to enable and encourage learning, examine the requirements for a successful course and acquire appropriate feedback. 

The workshop will:

  • provide guidance on general training techniques and appropriate use of methods based on learner needs, including some general 'DO's' and 'DO NOTs' for successful training
  • provide a framework for successful curriculum design and further development, to enable trainers to build a course appropriate to their learners' needs

The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom

Who is this course for?

This is a highly interactive virtual workshop which will be delivered simultaneously in Spanish. Applications are open for researchers based in Latin America.

Selection criteria:
There are a number of criteria upon which selection of participants for this workshop will be made. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • They are at late-stage PhD level OR have equivalent years of research experience
  • They are working in a Latin American institution and are likely to remain in the institution for the next year or more
  • They are actively involved in a research project and actively using bioinformatics tools / methods
  • They have a strong interest in training and have been involved in some training prior to joining the course
  • They have identified a need / gap where training could be provided, and have thought about potential training they would like to deliver

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of research experience which includes a bioinformatics component, and a strong interest in developing or delivering bioinformatics training. You do NOT have to be a bioinformatician to apply.

Early-stage researchers and researchers from underrepresented ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.

What will I learn?

Learning outcomes

After this workshop you should be able to:

  • List ways to engage learners and keep them motivated
  • Use of a variety of training methods to effectively teach content
  • Outline evaluation and feedback methods to assess learning
  • Apply reflective practice to training


Patricia Carvajal Lopez
Maria Trinidad Bernardi
Piraveen Gopalasingam
Zuami Villagran
Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Marta Lloret Llinares
Teresa de Jesus Sandoval Contreras
Instituto Tecnologico De Tepic (ITT), Mexico


Day 1: Good vs bad training; what makes a good trainer; methods for learning

Day 2: Designing training sessions and courses, evaluation and feedback methods

Please register via the ISCB-Latin America SoIBio BioNetMX 2020 webpages. Please select the workshop which best suits your language needs (Spanish).

This course has ended

22 - 23 October 2020
Patricia Carvajal Lopez, Maria Trinidad Bernardi, Mindy Stephania Miranda

  • Piraveen Gopalasingam
  • Patricia Carvajal Lopez
  • Maria Trinidad Bernardi
  • Mindy Stephania Miranda

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