All posts by Anna Holmström

Networking opportunity at Young Microbiologists Symposium, Belfast 27-28 August

The Young Microbiologists Symposium (YMS) 27-28 August 2018 is intended to bring together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their current research. The symposium, held in Belfast, will feature 14 invited speakers, a poster session, selected talk from abstracts and opportunities for social interaction. There will be seminar sessions on:

  • Antibiotics and resistance mechanisms
  • Gene regulation and signalling
  • Infection and immunity
  • Secretion and transport across membranes

Link to additional information, registration and how to apply for NDPIA co-funding

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 30 June 2018

NDPIA members can apply for co-funding of symposium fee, travel and accommodation costs.

NDPIA course “Mosquito-borne viruses and their vectors” 180611-14 in Umeå

The aim of this 2 ECTS NDPIA course in Umeå is to provide in depth understanding of virus-vector interaction and transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne viruses.
It will provide better understanding of mosquitoes as vectors of arboviruses most of which are zoonotic in nature and affect both humans and animals. The course will include various aspects of the mosquito vector including; ecology, biology, population genetics, competence, capacity and how these factors influence virus transmission to the susceptible host. The course will also cover surveillance, identification, diagnostics, prevention and control, as well as arboviruses.

Registration deadline: 180430

Link to additional information and registration

PhD student networking opportunity in Germany 10-12 April 2018

Our international collaborators, the Helmholtz Graduate School for Infection Research (HZI Grad School/GS FIRE) in Braunschweig, Germany, is inviting NDPIA PhD students to their 9th annual retreat 10-12 April 2018 in Quedlinburg. The retreat is mandatory for HZI Grad School PhD students and 3 NDPIA PhD students are invited to the retreat – the retreat and accommodation in Germany 9-13 April (in shared double rooms) are free of charge.

At the retreat all participants will present their research either via a poster or via an oral presentation and there will be many opportunities for networking both during the scientific parts of the retreat and during social events.

Additional information will be posted in due time at https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/career/graduate_school/events/

If you are interested in joining the retreat, please fill out the HZI application form found here and send it to hzigrad.school@helmholtz-hzi.de as soon as possible

Registration deadline – 10 March 2018

The first three NDPIA PhD students who apply to the event will be admitted and can apply for a maximum of 4 500 SEK for NDPIA co-funding of travel costs (see below).

Admitted NDPIA PhD students are strongly encouraged to promote NDPIA at the retreat (link to NDPIA promotion material) and will be asked to provide a short summary of their learning outcomes after the retreat.

Airports in Hannover or Berlin are the best options for reaching Braunschweig. Accommodation in the Quedlinburg and the bus rides are free for everybody. NDPIA participants will receive free accommodation in Braunschweig 9-10 and 12-13 April.

If you have any questions regarding the retreat, please send an e-mail to hzigrad.school@helmholtz-hzi.de

If you are admitted to the retreat, please send an e-mail to anna.holmstrom@umu.se to request NDPIA co-funding for travel costs to participate in the activity (co-funding will be paid after the retreat has taken place).

Local NDPIA network meeting/workshop “Preparing for the next step” in Uppsala 180215

The meeting is intended to increase local networking among NDPIA members in Uppsala (UU/SLU/SLV/SVA) and to attract new NDPIA members, i.e. PhD students and postdocs focusing on infection and/or antibiotics. If the outcome is positive, similar NDPIA-activities will be organized at other universities.

In addition to information about NDPIA there will be a workshop that will help to identify your attributes and how to use these to fit a job description, key elements to be addressed in a job application, including CV and cover letter and how to prepare yourself and your presentation for the interview. The workshop will include group discussions and writing exercises.

Link to additional information about the workshop (2 pages)

Venue: Uppsala University, Biomedical Centre (C8:317)
Date and Time: Thursday, Feb 15th 2018, 13:00-16:00
Workshop leader: Showgy Ma’ayeh (PhD)

Registration: via e-mail to disa.hammarlof@icm.uu.se
(please state your name, position and affiliation)

3 seats for NDPIA PhD students at HZI Summer School on Infection Research 27-31 May 2018, Germany

The Helmholtz Graduate School for Infection Research (HZI Grad School/GS FIRE) in Braunschweig, Germany, is inviting three NDPIA PhD students to their summer school on infection research 27-31 May 2018 in Wernigerode. The summer school features:

• Lectures by invited speakers
• Workshops
• Poster Session
• Networking

and will cover:

• Virology
• Bacteriology
• Immunity
• Clinical aspects
• New antiinfective concepts

At the retreat all participants will present their research either via a poster or via an oral presentation and there will be many opportunities for networking both during the scientific parts of the retreat and during social events.

The first three NDPIA PhD students who register to the event will receive a maximum of 5000 SEK for NDPIA co-funding of travel costs. The summer school and accommodation in Germany 26-31 May are free of charge.

Registration deadline 15 March 2018

Link to additional information and registration

If you are admitted to the summer school, please send an e-mail to anna.holmstrom@umu.se and request NDPIA co-funding for travel costs to participate in the activity (co-funding will be paid after the summer school has taken place).