On 19 June, several of the world's leading scientists in the field of infection biology visited Umeå University (UmU) for a jubilee symposium celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. 30 NDPIA members all presented posters and took the opportunity to network with the invited speakers and other symposium participants. They also participated in a highly appreciated “Meet the speakers” group discussion session with the invited speakers on 20 June. NDPIA members also learned about the infection research being performed at the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Sweden (MIMS) at UmU via presentations by MIMS group leaders. Participants were very positive and they found group discussion with invited speakers especially valuable and inspiring.
The 1.5 ECTS NDPIA course “Emerging viral diseases – preparing for the unknown” will be provided by the Dept. of Medicine in Huddinge (Karolinska Institutet/Karolinska University Hospital) 4-6 October 2017, and participants will learn about:
– How to prepare for, work during, and investigate, an outbreak
– Ethical and practical issues regarding research and testing of treatments/vaccines
during ongoing outbreaks
– Biosafety and biosecurity issues
– The “One Health” perspective, including the natural origin of the viruses
– Emerging viral diseases and the viruses that cause them, focusing on pathogenesis
and how the viruses affect infected cells and the immune responses.
The course will be announced at www.ndpia.se mid-August with a registration deadline of 10 September.
Contact person with respect to the course content: Jonas Klingström (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NDPIA is organising workshops on career planning and scientific communication with international trainers 16-17 October, 2017. The workshops will be held back-to-back with the 7th National Infection Biology Meeting (NIB 2017) at Djurönäset outside Stockholm 17-18 October. The aim of NIB 2017 is to gather experimental researchers, physicians and epidemiologists interested in molecular and clinical microbiology, immunology and host-pathogen interactions. Invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts will present their research spanning bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, host-pathogen interactions, host defence etc.
Registered participants of NDPIA are offered free registration and accommodation for all activities 16-18 October.
Extended registration and abstract submission deadline: 30 June, 2017