Dr Robert Waterhouse from the University of Geneva presented a training course in arthropod genomics at Vodaworld in Midrand between 28 November and 1 December. This course, specifically focussed on working with arthropod genomes hosted on VectorBase as well as gene curation using WebApollo, was attended by FABI students Bianca Jardime, Alisa Postma, Josepine Queffelec and Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. Gudrun Dittrich-Schroder. The course proved to be very helpful and the theorectical and practical experience gained will be extremely valuable in future research projects.