• NBGN / FNBC 2019 CONFERENCE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER!

    Application schedule
    Application opens: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019
    Application closes: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019
    Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, 30th May, 2019

    Duration of volunteering service: 1st June - 28th June

    Introduction
    The Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network (NBGN) is looking for six highly motivated conference volunteers to help out ahead of, and during, the First Nigerian Bioinformatics Conference (FNBC) scheduled for 24-26 June, 2019, at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Lagos, Nigeria.

    Responsibilities
    Under the guidance of the NBGN General Council, conference steering committee, local organising committees, and program committees, you will be responsible for all administrative and logistic tasks below, depending on where you are assigned:

    Partake in conference registrations, helpdesk, logistics & protocols
    Coordinate coffee breaks, lunch sessions, transportations, poster sessions, award sessions, media, etc, during the conference
    Ensure that presentation slides are mounted in a timely manner for keynote speakers, Invited speakers, oral presenters, and Workshop sessions
    Ensure readiness of the conference hall, room preparations, arrangements and decoration
    Any other administrative tasks as identified by the NBGN General Council

    Duration of your responsibilities
    We are looking for highly motivated volunteers who can work passionately and dedicatedly from 1st June, 2019 to 28th June, 2019. You will work remotely from 1st June, 2019 to 22nd June, 2019, in-person at NIMR, Lagos, Nigeria, from 23-26 June, 2019, and remotely (again) for a post conference roundoff from 27-28 June, 2019.

    Benefits
    This volunteering opportunity will be suitable to candidates who are not making either oral or poster presentations (or attending any workshop) at FNBC 2019 irrespective of their geographical location in Nigeria. Below are the list of benefits:
    - Trail / rail / bus / public transport support to-and-fro the conference venue, if applicable.
    - Four (4) nights accommodation support at NIMR, Lagos.
    - Conference registration support at NBGN membership rate. If you are not an NBGN member you'll have to pay the non membership difference. To become an NBGN member please visit this link: http://www.nbgnetwork.org/join.php
    - Lunch support from 24-26 June, 2019.

    What NBGN benefits does not cover
    - Dinners for the 4 nights at NIMR, Lagos
    - Any accommodation expenses you may incur before the conference start date either in Lagos or elsewhere.
    - Any expenses you may incur on your behalf whilst volunteering for NBGN / FNBC which is not stated in the benefits section above.
    - No financial remunerations will be honoured in recognition of your volunteering work; aside that which will be given to you as a reimbursement for your transportation to the conference venue at NIMR, Lagos.

Important Dates

  • November 20, 2018: Call for Submissions
    December 27, 2018: Submission Opening Date
     
    VIEW PRESENTATION TITLES HERE!

    ORAL ABSTRACTS:
    Oral Submission system is CLOSED!
    March 04, 2019: Initial Submission Deadline
    March 18, 2019: Submission Deadline (New)
    April 05, 2019: Acceptance Notifications
    April 19, 2019
    May 10, 2019: Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notifications
     
    LATE BREAKING POSTERS:
    Late Breaking Poster Submission is CLOSED!
    June 07, 2019: Late Breaking Poster Submission Deadline
    June 14, 2019: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
     


    WORKSHOPS:
    Workshop Application system here:
    Grant Writing Workshop - N10,000
    Ensembl Browser Workshop - FREE
    Feb 09, 2019: Workshop Application Opens
    May 10, 2019: Workshop Application Deadline
    May 17, 2019: Workshop Acceptance Notifications
     
    REGISTRATION:
    Please pay to:
    Bank: Diamond Bank PLC
    Account Number: 0109526453
    Account Name: Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network
    Click for Registration Information
    Online Registration has ended!
    April 01, 2019: Registration Opening Date
    June 14, 2019: Online Registration Deadline
    June 25, 2019: Onsite Registration Opens
     
     
     
     
     
     

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