We are delighted to bring the curtains down on ideSHi’s recent Bioinformatic Training Course, where we delved deep into the fascinating world of “Pathogen Genomics and Infectious Diseases” in the unique context of Bangladesh. The program was an exciting and enlightening journey, and we would like to take this opportunity to share our thoughts and gratitude to all the participants, trainers, honorable guests, and our visionary lead and ideSHi founder Dr. Firdausi Qadri.
This program aimed to empower the minds of all our participants, and we are thrilled to have seen their passion and enthusiasm throughout the course. They have engaged with the complexities of genomics, bioinformatics, and their applications in the field of infectious diseases, illustrating the unwavering commitment to advancing scientific knowledge.
The first day of ideSHi’s Bioinformatic Training Course on “Pathogen Genomics and Infectious Diseases” kicked off with an electrifying inauguration ceremony, graced by the presence of scientists and public health experts on the related field. Our ideSHi lead Dr. Firdausi Qadri welcomed all to the session. Our chief guest was Prof. Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora, Director, NIPSOM, special guest was Prof Dr. Tahmina Shirin, Director, IEDCR, Dr. Sayera Banu Senior Scientist, icddr,b, Dr. Ajit Ghosh, Associate Professor, SUST, Dr. Mustak Ibn Ayub, Assistant Professor, Dhaka University, Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Senior Scientist icddr,b and Dr. Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Senior Scientist, icddr,b. All of their contributions to the fields of pathogen genomics and infectious diseases are unparalleled.
The opening day’s sessions were not just about facts and figures on genomics, but also about inspiring the participants with positive insights. The honorable guests also inspired us all with their wisdom, motivating us to embark on this three-day journey of discovery with zeal and determination. They also promised to support ideSHi for its scientific and public health endeavor in future so that together we can bring further prosperity of our country.
We would also like to shine a spotlight on the trainers and the engaging sessions that have enriched the learning experience. The trainers came from diverse backgrounds, each with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of pathogen genomics, bioinformatics, and infectious diseases, bringing a variety of perspectives to the course. This diversity ensured that all receive a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
In conclusion, we would like to thank National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, for the D-43 Training grant for infectious disease capacity building in LMIC like Bangladesh. Let us look forward to a future where pathogen genomics and bioinformatics become powerful tools in the fight against infectious diseases in Bangladesh. Together, we can create a healthier and more resilient nation.