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SciLifeLab autumn courses 2017

The following upcoming SciLifeLab courses are announced via NDPIA with the possibility to apply for co-funding of travel and accommodation costs:

Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data
2 ECTS course in Lund 170925-29
Course fee 1800 SEK
Application deadline 13 August 2017

Single cell RNA sequencing data analysis
1 ECTS course in Uppsala 171002-04
Application deadline 13 August 2017

RNA-seq
1 ECTS course in Uppsala 171107-09
Course fee 1300 SEK
Application deadline 28 September 2017

De novo Genome Assembly
1 ECTS course in Uppsala 171115-17
Course fee 1300 SEK
Application deadline 28 September 2017

Metagenomics
1 ECTS course in Uppsala 171120-22
Course fee 1300 SEK
Application period 1 August – 7 October, 2017

Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data
2 ECTS course in Uppsala 171127-171201
Course fee 1800 SEK
Application period 1 August – 7 October, 2017

After having been accepted to the course of interest, NDPIA participants can apply for co-funding of travel and accommodation costs (not for co-funding of course fees) via relevant event page at www.ndpia.se.

Information about upcoming courses provided by SciLifeLab autumn 2017 can be accessed via https://www.scilifelab.se/education/courses/.

Inspiring networking with world-leading researchers at Umeå University 19-20 June

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.

Link to additional information about the symposium together with videos of the three symposium sessions.

Save the date for the upcoming NDPIA course on “Emerging viral diseases” 4-6 October

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 (jonas.klingstrom@ki.se)

Continue reading Save the date for the upcoming NDPIA course on “Emerging viral diseases” 4-6 October

Extended registration deadline 30 June for career planning, scientific communication and NIB 2017 16-18 October in Stockholm!

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.

Link to additional information about the events and application for NDPIA co-funding of travel costs

Extended registration and abstract submission deadline: 30 June, 2017

Extended registration deadline until 25 June for participating in the NDPIA virology course 21-23 August

A 1 ECTS course focusing on molecular and marine virology will be held 21-23 August in Smögen, prior to the Smögen Symposium on Virology (24-26 August). The aim of the course is to provide a broad and in-depth knowledge of different areas of virology. Senior Swedish and international researchers will give lectures spanning a wide array of fields, such as marine virology, pathogenesis, evolution, emerging viruses and new antiviral therapies. The course will also include poster sessions where participants can communicate their research, time for group discussions and networking activities.

Reduced registration fee for NDPIA members:
Single room – 2700 SEK, Shared double room – 1500 SEK

Link to additional information about the course and how to register

Extended registration deadline: 25 June, 2017

Link to information about the Smögen Symposium on Virology 2017