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:

All NDPIA members have been invited to the Nordic EMBL Partnership Conference on 22-25 September!

Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) is inviting NDPIA members to actively participate in the Nordic EMBL Partnership Conference.

If you have a broad interest in molecular medicine and would like to understand how your infection research fits into the bigger picture, this conference offers an opportunity to participate in four exciting scientific sessions covering big, cross-cutting themes of current research in the medical sciences.

The online conference will take place in the afternoons of 22-25 September 2020.

They are offering free registration to NDPIA members and have reserved a limited number of poster slots, which they expect participants to use to present their research to a broad international audience.

Registration is planned to remain open until September 10th unless they run out of capacity.

Read more on how to register here →

5 positions available in Copenhagen!

A research project – PERFECTION – investigating persistent bacterial infections has recently been established at Rigshospitalet (National Hospital) in Copenhagen and they are looking for five candidates to join the team!


They are searching for four ambitious postdoctoral researchers with documented expertise within one or more of the following areas:

  • Cell biology
  • Molecular biology (genome editing)
  • Molecular microbiology (genetics, -omics, data analysis)

How to apply for the postdoc position →

Lab technician:

They also want a highly motivated laboratory technician with documented experience in the following areas:

  • Mammalian cell culturing and isolation, preferentially stem/primary cell cultures and preferably experience with organoids
  • Routine human cell laboratory practices and safety regulations (e.g., class 2 biosafety, etc.).
  • Lab organization (stocks, ordering, hygiene & security)

How to apply for the lab technician position →

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New course available: Introduction to Academic Writing!

The Introduction to Academic Writing: Analysis of Writing Style and Writing Strategies-course is an adapted version of an introduction writing course that has been taught in Sweden and Germany since 2004 and follows the same syllabus. The students will learn how fluent English readers read so they can diagnose the readability of their own writing.

If you have taken the Nature Masterclasses: Scientific Writing and Publishing-course this is a great complement!

Where: Online

When: Starts September 28th and continues until October 14th

Registration deadline: September 23rd

Register here! →