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The International Vaccine Institute’s 21st International Vaccinology Course

Established in 2000, IVI’s International Vaccinology Course is one of the longest-running vaccinology courses in the Asia-Pacific region.
In order to celebrate IVI’s EU office opening in Stockholm, this year’s vaccinology course will be organized in a hybrid format having the participants hosted in Karolinska Institute (15-20 participants in Stockholm) and IVI HQ (115 participants in Seoul), the presentations will be lively broadcasted from both venues (i.e., Stockholm and Seoul).

This year’s five-day course highlights Breakthroughs in Vaccine Science and Technology, paying tribute to the remarkable strides in vaccine innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they’ve changed the landscape and future of vaccine development.

The course is a combination of lectures, and interactive case studies, presented and facilitated by experts from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.
From “refresher” lectures to applied topics in vaccine discovery, development, and delivery, the course provides a comprehensive overview of vaccinology with a focus on practicality

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How to register for the course (due by Sept 12, 2022):

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Course Venue: To be informed later.

Course Fee: Free of charge (Light Breakfast, lunch, and FIKA will be served during all 5 days).

Also Don’t miss out on the ‘Welcome Dinner’ on Day2 (Sep 27)

Ms. Sujin Hwang, IVI Vaccinology Course Secretariat


Registration Is Open for the Microbiota and Health Course!

Artist: Ina Schuppe Koistinen, source:

The NDPIA Microbiota and Health course for PhD-students or postdocs will be held at Aspenäs Herrgård just outside Gothenburg, Sweden on November 14-18, 2022.

The course presents an overview of human microbiomes in health and disease and discusses methods for microbiome studies and data analysis. In particular, the course lectures discuss the microbiota associated with the human gut, genitourinary tract, mouth and skin as well how these microbial interactions shape the human body.

Register today to save a spot, submit abstract by August 31st.

View the preliminary program and registration form

KI is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in bacterial regulatory RNAs in disease

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

NDPIA Director of Studies Dr. Edmund Loh and his group are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on a project on RNA-mediated pili regulation in the meningococcus.

The Edmund Loh Lab is focusing on RNA-mediated molecular mechanisms that are involved in bacterial pathogenesis. The pathogen of research is Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) and we utilise a wide variety of genetic, cell biological and biochemical methods and techniques. The research in Dr. Loh’s group focuses on the regulation of sRNAs and their gene expression patterns during various biological stress conditions.

Deadline to apply: June 15, 2022

Read more about the position and how to apply here