Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We do our best to answer all questions from our community. Below is compilation of some of the most frequently asked or requested information
Do you offer training courses in the area of bioinformatics and specifically in [put your favorite science area]
We offer a variety of courses ranging from statistical genetics to whole genome genomics. Please check our bioinformatics site for upcoming events.
Can anyone join or is it exclusive to only Latin American Researchers?
Membership is open to anyone from around the world who believes, support, promote, and foster the goals and aims of this foundation.
What are the benefits of joining?
Benefits of becoming a Member gives you discounts to our upcoming courses, workshops and any scientific meeting we organize plus we will provide travel support for deserving members to attend workshops in Latin America and abroad. Plus your Membership will provide needed support to help us organize and manage annual events across Latin America. We also expect to provide bioinformatics support for the Latin American community through organized online services, a special program which will be announced later this year.
Do you offer internships or can you suggest some laboratories?
Yes we do. We encourage those interested in interning in a laboratory to contact us at *protected email*
Why is English the official language?
In order to stimulate and promote collaboration both among Latin American institutions and non Latin American institutions, the official language of the foundation is English.
Which countries are considered Latin American?
Definition: Latin America is defined by countries bordering the 4 most common subregions in the western hemisphere (North America, Central America, Caribbean and South America) and the official country’s language is either Portuguese or Spanish. Herein, countries included as defined by Latin America(n) in this document: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Where is this organization located?
Location of the administration: Ribeirão Preto and Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Who are the founding members?
Founding Members: Houtan Noushmehr (BRA), Benilton Carvalho (BRA), Martin Morgan (USA), Sean Davis (USA), Herve Pages (USA), Wilson Araujo Silva Jr. (BRA), Ana Tereza (BRA), Guilherme Oliveira (BRA), Simon Coetzee (BRA), Ana Valeria Barros de Castro (BRA), Reza Kalhor (USA), Tathiane Pereira (BRA), Virginia Mara Wagatsuma (BRA), David Marcos Antonio Santos (BRA), Emerson Urushibata, Thais Sabedot Sarraff, Jessica Temporal, Natalia Cruz, Barbara, Tarcisio, Joao, Rodrigo, Sathya, Mariana, Mikely, Felipe Silva, and the rest of the students and staff involved in the X Summer Bioinformatics Course, 2014 (see attachment).