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The mosquito-borne pathogens and their vectors course is finally happening!

7 – 10 June, 2022

Minor Groove, Umeå University

The aim of this 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.

Suggested ECTS:
1.5 ECTS. This must be discussed with your University. You will receive a certificate stating the suggested ECTS, your attendance and the workload.

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Registration deadline: April 30th, 2022

Invitation to UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminar Series

UCMR invites you to join the following seminar in the scope of the UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminars Series!

March 15 2022, 14:00-15:00, Zoom

Michail Lionakis
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA
Title of the talk: “Host defense against fungi: From the bench to the bedside

Register here

UCMR Distinguished Guests Seminar Series (DGSS) aim to invite outstanding international scientists to present their excellent work. The seminars are open to all researchers in Sweden. The mission of this programme is to inspire researchers in Umeå and to connect the research environment of UCMR to the world.

More information about the seminar series

“Excellence by Choice” Postdoctoral Programme in Life Science at Umeå University


Several fellowships are open for excellent postdoctoral candidates interested to do research in the highly interactive and multidisciplinary research environments of Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) and Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) at Umeå University, Sweden.

The fellowships are funded by the newly launched “Excellence by Choice” Postdoctoral Programme, with Nobel laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier as patron, who discovered the CRISPR Cas 9 gene editing technology during her time as a scientist and group leader in Umeå.

The programme is open to all nationalities. The “EC” Postdoctoral Fellows will:

  • Develop a collaborative project under supervision of at least two PIs
  • Obtain 2 year full time fellowship exempt from tax (600 000 SEK), as well as grants for project running costs (300 000 SEK) and the fellow’s career development (20 000 SEK)
  • Access to UCMR/UPSC affiliated core facilities and technical platforms
  • Participate in activities to strengthen networks and collaborations in academics and industry
  • Involve in a strong postdoc community with the Umea Postdoc Society (UPS)

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a field relevant for the position, preferably completed no more than three years before the starting date of fellowship We aim to recruit up to six postdoctoral fellows in this round

Applications should be submitted by April 3rd 2022

See all information and how to apply on the UCMR homepage

The Microbial Glycobiology Conference (FASEB)

Launched in 2004, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) covers the rapidly growing area of microbial glycobiology, from microbial degradation of complex glycans to host-microbe interactions and viral glycobiology.

The conference brings together individuals with an interest in the role of glycans in microbial biology. It is the only international meeting on this topic and provides the ideal environment to exchange ideas and learn about new advances in the field. The meeting is structured to encourage engagement between those from a broad spectrum of experience and background.

When: June 12–16, 2022

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

How: Read more and register

Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Course 2022!

This five-day intensive course for IBA and NDPIA members introduces antibiotic resistance from a microbial perspective and from a clinical – One Health perspective.

The course gives an in-depth overview on:

  • the modes of action of different antibiotics and how microbes resist the effects of the antibiotics,
  • diagnostic methods to detect known and novel resistance genes,
  • the origins of resistance genes and the biological cost of resistance for the microbe, and
  • modern methodology for new antibiotic development and alternative therapeutics for infectious disease

When: 4-8 April, 2022

Where: Hjortviken, Gothenburg

Registration deadline: 9 February, 2022

Abstract submission deadline: 20 February, 2022

Read more and register!