Category Archives: NDPIA

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

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
(please state your name, position and affiliation)

1.5 ECTS NDPIA course on “Protein structure and structure-based drug design” in Lund 20-23 March 2018

A 1,5 ECTS NDPIA course in protein structure and structure-based drug design will be held in Lund 180320-23 and will feature lectures and hands-on tutorials on: Protein structure / Sequence & structural databases / Structure in drug discovery / Internet tools for drug discovery / Ligand docking and screening. There will also be time for networking.

Link to additional information and registration

Registration deadline – 20 February, 2018.

Successful NDPIA workshops and NIB 2017 16-18 October

On 17-18 October, the National Infection Biology (NIB) Network held its seventh meeting, NIB 2017, at the Djurönäset Conference Hotel outside of Stockholm. The meeting was preceded by NDPIA workshops on science communication and career planning, held 16-17 October.

In line with the NIB network’s ambitions, the meeting provided opportunities for young researchers to present their research and to network with scientists from all the various fields of infection biology research. The NIB 2017 programme featured international keynote talks, selected talks from submitted abstracts and two poster sessions. Among a total of 47 posters submitted by NDPIA members, 10 were selected for short presentations during meeting.

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NDPIA course on “Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation and Prevention” at Karolinska Institutet 8-9 February 2018

This 1 ECTS course at Karolinska Institutet 8-9 February 2018 aims to address selected important aspects of biofilm formation and its regulation. Topics covered will include prevention of microbial biofilm formation, biofilm-host interaction and the impact of biofilm formation in the clinical setting. In the practicals, different microbial biofilm models and principle biofilm-related experiments will be demonstrated and performed by the participants on an individual basis in order to encourage critical assessment of experimental data. The course will also discuss how biofilm derived principles benefit other research areas.

Preliminary schedule

Link to additional information and registration

Registration deadline – 22 December 2017