ANTENNA kick-off in Oslo
Diku-funded ANTENNA project kick-off meeting (16th September 2019) in Oslo including project partners from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana Kenya, Madagascar, Norway, Tanzania, and Uganda.
ANTENNA - African network for training a new generation of entomologists in DNA-based molecular methods (2019-2023). This Diku-funded project, coordinated by Associate professor Vladimir Gusarov (UiO-NHM) will organize academic training for an estimated total of at least 36 students from the 7 African partner institutions and 12 + 6 students from the Norwegian university museums in Bergen and Oslo. ANTENNA will primarily focus on modern DNA-based molecular laboratory methods (including DNA-barcoding) for insect-specimens collected during student fieldwork from locations in Africa. ANTENNA will also include training for all students on publishing these datasets in GBIF.
Building on the example provided by BioDATA, ANTENNA will adapt and use training materials on data publication developed by GBIF for the EU-funded Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme.
- Addis Ababa University – Ethiopia
- National Museums of Kenya – Kenya
- Makerere University – Uganda
- University of Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
- Madagascar Biodiversity Center – Madagascar
- University of Ghana – Ghana
- University of Buea – Cameroon
- University of Bergen, University Museum – Norway
- University of Oslo, Natural History Museum – Norway
- GBIF-Norway, UiO Natural History Museum
ANTENNA is funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU project NORPART-2018/10254).