BioRTC Timeline November, 2017 November, 2017 Science Festival at Yobe UniversityAs the founder of TReND's Outreach Programme, Dr. Maina organised a science festival with Yobe State University as the host, leading to the initial contact between Dr Maina and the University on establishing BioRTC. February, 2020 February, 2020 Faculty Position at YobeDr. Maina accepted a visiting faculty position at Yobe State University to officially commence the process of establishing BioRTC. October, 2020 October, 2020 MOU between Yobe University & TReNDDr Maina initiated a Memorandum of Understanding between Yobe State University and TReND in Africa to enable TReND to partner in establishing BioRTC, making it the first fixed TReND affiliated lab in the African continent. August, 2021 August, 2021 Lab LaunchedLab Launched! A two-day symposium was organized to launch BioRTC. November, 2021 November, 2021 Chan Zuckerberg Grant AwardedChan Zuckerberg grant awarded and the commencement of the Bioimaging Network Hub in West Africa project July, 2022 July, 2022 Summer CourseBioRTC Team and faculty organised a 2-week Bioimaging and Open hardware workshop for African bio-scientists to train microscopy users in West Africa. September, 2022 September, 2022 Open to Students & ScientistsBioRTC will open for lab visits for students and scientists interested to conduct laboratory work or placement. October, 2022 October, 2022 Training at the University of York Two technicians from BioRTC will train at the Imaging and Cytometry Unit of the University of York through the Global Bioimaging International Job shadowing program. November, 2022 November, 2022 Training at JaneliaTwo technicians from BioRTC will train at Janelia through Global Bioimaging International Job shadowing program. February, 2023 February, 2023 Microscopy WorkshopsBioRTC technicians will start organising local microscopy workshops to train users on the use of BioRTC microscopes and other equipment July, 2023 July, 2023 Workshop at Ghana2-week Bioimaging and Open hardware workshop for African bio-scientists in Ghana. February, 2024 February, 2024 Expand BioRTCExpand BioRTC to a core imaging facility in Africa and a centre of excellence in biosciences. July, 2024 July, 2024 Workshop at Gambia2-week Bioimaging and Open hardware workshop for African bio-scientists in The Gambia August, 2024 August, 2024 West African Hub at SenegalThe network will develop and integrate a fourth West African Hub at Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal.