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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

Extended registration deadline for the NDPIA/KI course “Emerging viral diseases”: 20 September

The registration deadline for the 1.5 ECTS NDPIA course “Emerging viral diseases – preparing for the unknown” at KI in Huddinge 4-6 October 2017 is extended to 20 September.

Course 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.

Link to additional information and registration

Opportunity: networking + course on microbial symbiosis in Oslo 13-17 November

NDPIA members are invited by the collaborating partner the Norwegian National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA) to participate in:

A) The IBA Annual Meeting (Oslo, November 13th-14th 2017)

Link to additional information and registration

Registration deadline 8 September

Poster presentation 13 November is mandatory for NDPIA members

B) A Symposium on Microbial Symbiosis, advanced PhD course (University of Oslo, Blindern Campus, November 14th-17th, 2017)

Link to additional information about the course

Registration deadline 13 October

Application to participate in the course is to be made via e-mail to Anna Mazarella (a.v.b.mazzarella@ibv.uio.no) with a copy to Anna Holmström (anna.holmstrom@umu.se).

Confirmed speakers (for the symposium):

For questions related to the activities, please contact Anna Mazzarella (a.v.b.mazzarella@ibv.uio.no).

The number of seats for NDPIA members at the meeting and at the symposium are not set yet (if fully booked 10% of the seats will be reserved for NDPIA members).

NDPIA members are offered free accommodation in Oslo (via IBA) and NDPIA co-funding of travel costs up to a maximum of SEK 2000.

For application of NDPIA co-funding of travel costs, please send an e-mail to anna.holmstrom@umu.se after having been admitted to the activities.

 

Registration open for NDPIA course on “Emerging viral diseases” 4-6 October, deadline 10 September

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.

Link to additional information and registration

Registration deadline – 10 September

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/.