Welcome to NDPIA!

The National Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA) is a research school funded by The Swedish Research Council (VR) and is affiliated with MIMS (Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, Umeå University) and the Swedish National Network for Infection Biology.

NDPIA has the goal to connect research environments studying infection biology and antibiotics throughout Sweden by offering courses & workshops, conferences, research stays in Sweden and abroad, and network meetings that promote scientific research and recruitment of young scientists.

NDPIA supports participation in these activities by co-funding of travel and accommodation costs. PhD students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled at a Swedish university/institute or with one of our international partners and studying infection biology and antibiotics are welcome to apply for membership here.


Recent news:

Join the NDPIA team!

National Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA) is looking for a project coordinator that will work with the NDPIA management to help organize courses, workshops, and network meetings as well as other duties needed to maintain and summarize records for student membership and NDPIA activities.

Link to the application site is given below.


Last day to apply is 2 November, 2023.

Full access to the Nature Masterclasses On-demand platform!

What can you learn in 20 minutes?

The Nature Masterclasses online courses are specifically designed to be used on demand and at your rhythm. They are bite-sized (10-20 minute lessons) so you can dip in and out during natural gaps in your work. Choose your own learning path – whether that is working through a course in order, or dipping in and out of modules. The courses are designed to be interactive with in-lesson activities that will keep you engaged and give you plenty of opportunities to practise using new skills and concepts.

You will learn techniques and strategies to develop your skills and confidence across a range of essential research activities. You’ll be able to apply these skills to your everyday professional life but also leverage them to develop your career.

All full NDPIA members are eligible to apply for a personal code that will give you access to all courses on the Nature Masterclasses on-demand platform. We have a limited number of spots available, and access will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Your access to the courses will start on 2 October, 2023 and be valid until 1 October, 2024.

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Invitation to Vaccinology Course in Bergen!

All NDPIA members are invited by our Norwegian partner program, National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA) to participate in their Vaccinology course.

Time: 25-28 September, 2023

Place: Bergen

The course is intended for PhD-students and post-docs working in immunology or vaccine related projects. It will provide an introduction to the history of vaccines, vaccine development, immunological mechanisms of protection, clinical trials, adjuvants and mode of action of different types of vaccines.

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