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Life science courses at Lund University autumn 2015 – application deadline 31 May

The Center for Molecular Protein Science (CMPS) at Lund University is presenting a package of postgraduate courses in life science. The courses within the package are intensive full-time hands-on courses with a limited number of participants (approximately eight). The courses that are considered to fall within the framework of NDPIA are the following:

Microbial flow cytometry (5-9 October)
Confocal laser scanning microscopy (26-30 October)
Protein and DNA microarray techniques (2-6 November)
Immunocell flow cytometry (9-13 November)
Protein factories (7-11 December)

Application deadline: 31 May (application link)

The courses are given annually and are usually very popular. However, depending on the interest it might be possible to give the courses more frequently in the future.

If you are interested in these courses, please apply (and look for additional information) via the links above. When you are admitted to the course you can apply for NDPIA co-funding of travel and accommodation costs by sending an e-mail to


Free participation and accommodation for NDPIA members in the international meeting “Infections and Antibiotics” in Umeå 3-6 September 2015

This year’s meeting of the Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID) will bring together researchers, practitioners, experts and companies involved in the broad filed of infectious diseases including diagnostics, prevention and antimicrobial treatment. The meeting will be held in Umeå 3-6 September, 2015, with two parallel workshops 3 September: "Meet the Experts workshop" and "Workshop on modern tools in infectious disease epidemiology".

Link to conference web site, program, registration etc.:

Registered participants of the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) are offered free registration and accommodation and the possibility to apply for co-funding of travel costs via
(at the bottom of the page).

All NDPIA members participating in the meeting are expected to attend one of the workshops 3 September and to submit a poster abstract.

The first registration dead-line is June 1, 2015 – after this date the registration fee is increased with 1000 SEK, not to be covered by NDPIA.

The abstract submission dead-line is June 22, 2015.


Successful first network meeting of NDPIA in Uppsala 20-21 April!

Collage of pictures from the NDPIA Network Meeting in Uppsala 20-21 April, 2015

 Click on the collage for a lagrer picture.

The first network meeting of the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) was held in Uppsala 20-21 April on the theme “Antibiotic Resistance – with a One Health perspective”. The meeting featured an introduction to NDPIA, thematic lectures by invited speakers, short presentations by all 36 NDPIA programme participants, a poster session and additional networking opportunities. The final session was dedicated to input from NDPIA participants regarding suggestions for future activities to be organized by/with support from NDPIA and with respect to further networking among NDPIA participants. Based on fruitful discussions at the final session a survey focusing on future NDPIA activities will be distributed to all NDPIA participants.

Three poster awards of 4 000 SEK each, to be used for participation in a national/international conference or for a research visit, were presented to the PhD students Kemal Avican (Dept. of Molecular Biology at Umeå University) and Olivia Borg (Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University) and to Dr. Bhupender Singh (Dept. of Physics at Umeå University) – congratulations!

The thematic lectures were appreciated and it was encouraging to observe many new contacts being made at this first network meeting of NDPIA. All NDPIA members are encouraged to participate in future network meetings and other announced activities relevant for their research.

Programme with links to presentations


New courses at Karolinska Institutet – application deadline 18 May

The following new courses in line with the focus of the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics are open for application at Karolinska Institutet until 18 May 2015:

Flow cytometry: from theory to application 21-21 September, 2015

Infectious Disease Epidemiology 12-16 October, 2015

Biomedical Ecology – The microbiota in health and disease 23-27 November, 2015

The major global infectious dieseases: tuberculosis and HIV 23-27 November, 2015

Doctoral students in KI collaboration programmes such as the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics are considered equal to KI doctoral students when selecting participants if the activities are oversubscribed.
Additional information about eligibility.

National Course in Molecular Virology, Smögen 17-19 August

This 1 ECTS course aims to provide a broad and in-depth knowledge of different areas of virology. Senior Scandinavian researchers will give lectures spanning a wide array of fields in virology such as pathogenesis, evolution, host genetics, diagnostics and immunology. 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 – 3135 SEK, part of double room – 2235 SEK

Registration dead-line 4 June

Additional information and registration: