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NDPIA co-funding for participation in Dundee symposium on prokaryotic molecular microbiology 29-30 June

The Young Microbiologists Symposium (YMS) will provide an excellent opportunity for junior scientists to present their work and receive constructive feedback, to network with other students, post-docs and young PIs in the field, and hopefully to facilitate future collaborations. YMS will include three keynote addresses, eight "hot-spot" poster talks and a poster session, and opportunities for social interaction. There will be four seminar sessions, covering the following highly topical areas of prokaryotic molecular microbiology:

  • Gene regulation and intracellular signalling;
  • Host-microbe interactions;
  • Structure, biogenesis and transport across membranes;
  • Microbe-microbe interactions.

The symposium will be held 29-30 June, 2016 at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

Link to additional information and registration

After registration, submission of poster abstract and payment of symposium fee (via the link above) NDPIA members can apply for co-funding of registration, travel and accommodation costs via: . The maximum co-funding amount is 7000 SEK.

SciLifeLab spring courses – application deadlines from 29 February

Information about upcoming spring courses provided by SciLifeLab can be accessed via the links below.

1 ECTS course in Uppsala 160412-160414
Course fee 1000 SEK
Application deadline 1 March

Introduction to bioinformatics using NGS data
2 ECTS course in Linköping 160418-160422
Course fee 1800 SEK
Application deadline 29 February

Introduction to genome annotation
1 ECTS course in Uppsala 160426-160427
Course fee 1000 SEK
Application deadline 15 March

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 by accessing

Information about the courses above together with other courses provided by SciLifeLab (but not announced via NDPIA) can also be found via

Increased levels of NDPIA co-funding of travel costs!

From January 2016 NDPIA co-funding of travel costs have been raised, see below:

Travel via train/one flight (including return trip)
Up to 1500 SEK 

Travel longer distances (two flights/sleeper train, including return trip)
Up to 2000 SEK 

Everybody who applies (i.e. indicates the need for) for NDPIA co-funding of travel and/or accommodation costs to participate in activities announced at will receive co-funding.

After the activity has taken place the co-funding will be payed to the NDPIA participant's project upon submission of relevant form found at Please read the guidelines thoroughly before filling out and sending the form.

Networking opportunity in Umeå 14 January 2016!

All NDPIA participants are welcome to join UCMR Day 2016 in Umeå 14 January! UCMR is short for Umeå Centre for Microbial Research and is an interdisciplinary research centre established by a consortium of scientists representing medical & molecular microbiology, molecular & structural biology, chemistry & physics, and is devoted to top quality research and novel applications in the fields of microbial pathogenesis.

The annual UCMR Day targets research groups, collaboration partners and researchers with an interest in microbial research and/or infection biology. The UCMR Day features inspiring research presentations and an excellent opportunity for networking and initiation of multidisciplinary collaborations.

All NDPIA members registering to UCMR Day 2016 are expected to present a poster at the meeting. Short talks will be selected among the submitted poster titles!

Link to additional information and registration form

Registration dead-line: 20 December 2015

Apply for NDPIA co-funding of travel and accommodation costs (13-15 January) for participating in the UCMR Day 2016 here.