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Stream 3:
Trainings for University Students & Professionals


Undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as working professionals


CHRF Headquarters (SEL Huq Skypark 23/2 Khilji Road Block-B, Mohammadpur Dhaka-1207)


Applications are open throughout the year

We believe that empowering, engaging, and educating the next generation of scientists is imperative to building a healthy and sustainable community. This means that the next generation of scientists must be provided with the necessary skills. Skills are required for employment opportunities, but also for sustaining interest in science, designing experiments and conducting research. In Bangladesh, while students are provided with the theoretical knowledge on important scientific techniques, not all universities have the capacity to provide hands-on training. With our third stream, we want to close that gap.

This stream is targeted towards undergraduate and postgraduate students of life sciences, who wish to receive training in hands-on laboratory and data analysis skills. We are leveraging our expertise in clinical research, diagnostics and genomics to build intellectual capacity within Bangladesh and create a model for capacity building and decentralization of research worldwide. We are partnering with both public and private universities to not only provide intensive training, but also build infrastructure for genomic research in Bangladesh. Our training programs range from 2-3 weeks in duration, where interested participants can choose to specialize in genomics, microbiology, or biochemistry. All participants are provided with a certificate upon successful completion.

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Our Programs


Laboratory Techniques in Infectious Diseases (2 week OR 3 week Program)

This is a 2-week OR 3-week program, where trainees will learn methods for pathogen identification, molecular diagnostics, genomics, phage detection, infectious disease surveillance & much more.

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Next-Generation Pathogen Sequencing Training

This 3-week training covers hands-on pathogen identification, genomics, and testing techniques at a pediatric hospital, culminating in a presentation on the implications of pathogen genomics for public health using the Illumina platform.

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Molecular Biology Training

This 4-day training provides the opportunity to train at a major pediatric hospital. It provides hands-on training on a range of techniques from DNA/RNA extraction to qPCR analysis while teaching about laboratory safety at the CHRF headquarters.

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Clinical Microbiology Training

This 5-days training encompasses pediatric hospital visits, and hands-on laboratory practices from aseptic sample collection to antibiotic testing, and emphasizes safety, report preparation, and biobanking.

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Diagnostic Biochemistry Training

This training encompasses in-patient & out-patient visits to a pediatric hospital, aseptic sample collection, hands-on ELISA for diagnostic tests, use of automated analysers for routine tests (e.g., blood glucose, creatinine, etc.), and validation, QC & calibration of diagnostic machines.

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Do Your Thesis at CHRF

If you are interested in doing your undergraduate or graduate thesis at CHRF, please tell us more about yourself, your academic supervisor, and your research proposal by filling up this form.

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Our Workshops

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Epidemiological Methods for Investigating Respiratory Diseases in Bangladesh (5-day Workshop)

This workshop is a comprehensive 5-day program designed to equip participants with essential skills for conducting epidemiological studies in the context of respiratory diseases within Bangladesh

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AI in Public Health (5-day Workshop)

This workshop is a part of the “Democratizing Public Health Modeling Using AI-based Tools” grant made to CHRF by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Selected candidates will receive scholarships to cover the course fee.

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Mastering the Art of Science Communication by Dr. Senjuti Saha (2-day workshop)

This exclusive practice-oriented workshop is intended for undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals with a science, medicine, or public health background, or interest in science communication and/or science journalism. 

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Python Essentials for Women in Life Sciences (6 day workshop)

The "Python Essentials in Life Sciences" course is part of the 'Data Science for Women' series by the women-led data science team of CHRF. 

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Bacterial Genomics & Antimicrobial Resistance (5-day Workshop)

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of bacterial genomics and its applications in antimicrobial resistance research.  

The workshop will commence on 30th June and run till 4th July 2024. The application deadline is 22nd June 2024.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I filled out the training program’s application form. When can I expect to hear back?

After submitting your training program application, expect a response within a week. We'll contact you for an interview (for university students or working professionals) or an introductory session (for high school students), based on your preferences.

Is accommodation or transport provided?

We are unable to provide accommodation or transport facilities for our trainees.

Will recommendation letters be provided?

As per our organisational policies, we are unable to consider issuance of reference letters for individuals who have spent less than four weeks at CHRF and are seeking recommendations for postgraduate studies and less than two weeks for undergraduate studies. This policy is in place to ensure that all recommendations we provide are thorough and based on a sufficient period of assessment.

Will certificates be provided?

Upon successfully completing all training sessions, submitting required assessments, and, as applicable, delivering a final presentation during the graduation ceremony, trainees will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Do you offer online training?

At present, all our training sessions are exclusively conducted offline, featuring immersive hands-on activities in laboratories and supplemented by a few theory lectures. This approach is designed to ensure a seamless and effective learning experience.

Can I visit the labs before the training?

Due to security reasons, trainees cannot enter the research labs prior to receiving an ID card, which will only be issued after enrollment.

Do you provide merit-based scholarships for training programs?

Certainly, we offer scholarships to Stream 3 applicants seeking Next Generation Pathogen Sequencing training. It's essential to clarify that these scholarships are solely need-based, not merit-based. Applications for need-based scholarships are meticulously assessed by a dedicated scholarship committee.

Do you offer hands-on training?

Absolutely! Our training courses are designed to be hands-on, complemented by insightful theory lectures to develop the skills of our trainees and introduce them to laboratory and analytical techniques.

How will the interviews for stream 3 applicants be like?

The interview is a virtual one-on-one session on Microsoft Teams or Zoom conducted by the trainers. The objective is to comprehend the applicant’s suitability for the program, the enthusiasm of the applicant toward science, and how the training will help them achieve their future career goals.

Where are the training sessions conducted?

Training sessions for Stream 3 are held at Child Health Research Foundation Headquarters (CHRF-HQ), Bangladesh Shishu Hospital Institute (BSHI) and M R Khan Shishu Hospital and Institute of Child Health.

Institutions where our Alumni come from

  • Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology
  • American International University Bangladesh
  • Anwer Khan Modern Medical College
  • Asian University for Women
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
  • Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Bangladesh Medical and Dental College
  • Bangladesh Open University
  • Bangladesh University
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
  • Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
  • Bangladesh University of Professionals
  • Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College
  • Bennington College
  • BGC Trust University Bangladesh
  • BIRDEM Academy
  • BRAC University
  • City Dental College
  • Dhaka Dental College
  • Dhaka International university
  • Dhaka Medical College
  • East West University
  • Emory University
  • Erasmus University Medical Center
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gono Bishwabidyalay
  • Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University
  • Heidelberg University Hospital
  • Independent University Bangladesh
  • International Islamic University
  • Islamic University
  • Jagannath University
  • Jahangirnagar University
  • Jalalabad Ragib Rabeya Medical College
  • Jashore University of Science and Technology
  • Jeonbuk National University, South Korea
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kabi Nazrul Govt. College
  • Khulna City Medical College
  • Khulna University
  • Magura Medical College
  • Manarat International University
  • Maulana Azad College, University of Calcutta
  • Maulana Bhashani Science and Technology University
  • MH Samorita Hospital And Medical College
  • Military Institute of Science and Technology
  • Monash University, Malaysia
  • National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine
  • National Institute of Technology Durgapur
  • National University
  • Netrokona Medical College
  • Noakhali Science and Technology University
  • North South University
  • Patuakhali Medical College
  • Patuakhali Science and Technology University
  • Primeasia University
  • Rajshahi Institute of Biosciences
  • Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET)
  • Saint Mary University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)
  • Sher E Bangla Medical College
  • Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
  • Sir Salimullah Medical College
  • Stamford University Bangladesh
  • Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
  • Tejgaon Collage
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Trust University, Barishal
  • United International University
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • University of Asia Pacific
  • University of Barishal
  • University of Chittagong
  • University of Delhi (Gargi College)
  • University of Development Alternative
  • University of Dhaka
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Otago
  • University of Rajshahi
  • University of Science and Technology Chattogram
  • University of South Asia
  • University of the People
  • University of Toronto