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BioRTC Dementia Research Group Secures Funding for Pioneering Dementia Research in Northern Nigerian Populations

[Yobe State, Nigeria] – The Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (BioRTC) Dementia Research Group has received funding from the Rainwater Charitable Foundation for the project titled “Biobanking of iPSC from Indigenous Africans to Study the Role of African Ancestry in Tauopathies.” This initiative marks a significant step in our efforts, whose broader goal is …

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BioRTC and ABU Zaria Forge a Collaborative Path for Research and Innovation

On November 10, 2023, BioRTC and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU marks a commitment to bolster research and innovation within Nigeria’s biomedical science landscape. The partnership brings together ABU Zaria’s rich academic heritage with BioRTC’s advanced capabilities, including our two confocal microscopes (Zeiss LSM 700 and …

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BioRTC Acquires Nigeria’s First LSM 780 Confocal Microscope: A Leap in Advanced Scientific Research

In July, the Imaging and Cytometry Centre of the University of York generously donated an LSM 780 Confocal microscope to Dr. Mahmoud Bukar Maina, the founder of BioRTC, for use at the Biomedical Science and Training Centre. This equipment successfully reached Nigeria two weeks ago, and this week, we welcomed an expert confocal engineer from …

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Yobe State Governor’s UK Visit: A Catalyst for BioRTC’s Future

In a landmark event in October 2023, Yobe State, Nigeria, demonstrated its unwavering commitment to scientific research and healthcare innovation. The strategic visit of His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, to the United Kingdom, facilitated by Dr. Mahmoud Bukar Maina, founder of BioRTC and Special Adviser on Science Research and Innovation, marked a pivotal moment …

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BioRTC Summer School 2023: Advancing Bioimaging and Open Hardware Training in Africa

We’re thrilled to announce that preparations for the second Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (BioRTC) Summer School are in full swing. The summer school, scheduled from August 17th to 30th, 2023, is focused on Bioimaging and Open Hardware principles. This intensive course will run from Monday to Saturday, 9 AM to 8 PM. Mornings …

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First BioRTC Quarterly Workshop on Confocal Microscopy

BioRTC organized a one-week hands-on workshop on confocal microscopy from January 15th to January 12th, 2023. The workshop was sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and aimed to provide participants with an understanding of confocal microscopy and how to use it in their research. The program was facilitated by a team of experts, including Dr. …

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Collaborative Science Symposium with Clinical Data

BioRTC recently hosted a successful collaborative science symposium focused on clinical data analysis from October 3rd to 10th, 2022. The symposium brought together a group of 50 clinicians and healthcare professionals from various hospitals in Yobe, who were selected based on their expertise and interest in data analysis. The goal of the symposium was to …

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First Summer School

The first Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (BioRTC) Summer School has started this week! After months of planning, organising, and shipping, we are finally at Yobe State University, BioRTC’s home (the university was established in 2006 and home to over 12000 undergraduate and graduate students).  The school focuses on bioimaging, open hardware and Neuroscience …

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