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In collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) will offer a number of bioinformatics modules 10-12 and 17-19 of November 2015. The modules will be taught at Umeå University by EBI staff and members of NDPIA are offered to participate for free. Non-NDPIA applicants can be considered if the modules are not fully subscribed (also without charge).
Half-day training modules (10-12 November):
Introduction to databases at EMBL-EBI
Protein sequence databases
Protein function and classification
Introduction to sequence searching at EMBL-EBI
Standards and ontologies
Interactions & pathways
Full-day training modules (17-19 November):
Protein structures and tools from the PDBe
ArrayExpress / Expression Atlas
Link to schedule and information about the modules via EMBL-EBI.
Deadline for registration: 26 October 2015
Link to additional information and registration:
The international conference NSCMID 2015 with focus on infections and antibiotics was held in Umeå 4-6 September 2015. The meeting featured high profile speakers providing basic as well as clinical research perspectives. Two pre-event workshops were held 3 September: the Meet the Experts workshop and a mini course in epidemiology. Altogether more than 100 posters were presented. It was gratifying to note that about half of all 170 participants of the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) and several international partners of NDPIA had accepted the offer of free participation at NSCMID 2015 on behalf of NDPIA. Of these, more than ten were chosen to present their abstracts orally and delivered high quality presentations. Also a vast majority of NDPIA members participated in the appreciated Meet the Experts sessions where nine different experts introduced specific topics and led parallel group discussions around topic related issues of interests to participants.
The conference was organized by the Nordic Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID) in collaboration with Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and our NDPIA programme. The meeting was also supported by a grant from the Infections and Antibiotics programme of the Swedish Research Council to MIMS.
Please access information about new autumn activities via the links below.
Thematic day on Zoonotic Infections
Thematic day in Uppsala 151014 (free of charge)
Registration deadline 30 September
Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data
2 ECTS course in Lund 151116-151120
Course fee 1800 SEK
Application deadline 5 October
Assay development in high throughput screening
2 ECTS course in Umeå 151116-151120
Application deadline 26 October
1 ECTS course in Uppsala 151124-151126
Course fee 1000 SEK
Application deadline 27 October
After having been accepted to the courses participants of the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) can apply for co-funding of travel and accommodation costs (not for co-funding of course fees) via relevant event page by accessing http://ndpia.se/current_events/.
The National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA), connected activities and networking opportunities were recently highlighted in the web magazine Curie, published by the Swedish Research Council (VR).
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