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Update and invitation to online course

Dear NDPIA members,

We hope that you all are well and that you are settling into the changes in our work routines due to the coronavirus.

Due to the current situation caused by the pandemic, we are seeking new ways in which to continue to meet the goals for NDPIA. Our collaborators at the National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA) in Norway has opened their online course on Effective Collaboration in Research from Nature Masterclasses for NDPIA members. This pre-recorded, web-based course may be taken at your own pace.

Below is a video with more information on the course:

Click here to take the course.

PS. In the coming months we will be working on updating to a more user-friendly version. Thank you for your patience.

CANCELLED: Hurry up and register for the NDPIA course “Mosquito-borne pathogens and their vectors” in June at Umeå University

The NDPIA have decided to cancel this year’s course in Mosquito-borne pathogens and their vectors. The course is planned to be given next year instead. More information about that will be posted.


15/06/2020 – 18/06/2020
All Day

Umeå University

The aim of this 2 ECTS NDPIA course is to provide an in depth understanding of pathogen-vector interaction and transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne pathogen. It will provide better understanding of mosquitoes as vectors of arboviruses and parasites 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 transmission to the susceptible host.

The course will also cover vector surveillance, identification, diagnostics, prevention and control, as well as application of high-throughput sequencing platforms in virus discovery.

Only 30 spots available. Click here to register!

Registration deadline: May 15th, 2020

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CANCELLED: Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Infection Week & Microbiological Spring Meeting in Uppsala!

The cooperating associations together with the organizing committee in Uppsala decided to cancel this year’s Infection Week & Microbiological Spring Meeting. More information will follow shortly.
Visit the Infection Week website to read more.

May 26-29, 2020

Fyrishov in Uppsala

At the Infection Week & Microbiological Spring Meeting you’ll have the opportunity to meet with physicians, nurses, biomedical analysts, microbiologists, molecular biologists, researchers and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and diagnostic companies.

On the agenda for this four-day event is an entertaining social program including workshops, forums, keynote speakers,  symposia and seminars on related subjects and several short lectures on current research studies!

Check out the official website for information on how to attend. If you’d like to present your scientific work during the event, click this link on how to submit an abstract (deadline: February 29, 2020).

Get ready to attend the UCMR Day 2020!

Date: January 23rd 2020

Time: 08.45am – 20.30pm

Location: Aula Nordica, Umeå University

This will be a day of inspiring research presentations and an excellent opportunity for networking within the UCMR umbrella!

Keep yourself updated on the UCMR website for more upcoming news! There you can also find the preliminary programme and a link to the registration form: And remember – abstracts cannot longer be submitted but registrations are still welcome until 15th of January 2020!

If you’ve got any questions, the UCMR organising committee will be happy to help:

Teresa Frisan,
Constantin Urban,
Yaowen Wu,

Link to the event and more information on our website:

21st EMBL PhD Symposium – FACING THE FUTURE starting today!

Perspectives and challenges of life sciences in the 21st century!

Don’t miss out on this conference about Life Sciences in the 21st century. 28th– 30th of November 2019 at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. 

On their official website you can find out more about the programme, the speakers and further contact information:

Link to the event on our website: