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New NDPIA Course in Microbiota and Health

Artist: Ina Schuppe Koistinen, source:

When: November 30 – December 3, 2020

Registration deadline: November 6, 2020

Learn about the importance of the microbiota in human health and disease, interactions of the microbiota with the immune system, which methods are used to study microbiomes, and more in this course.

Renowned experts will give lectures on:

  • Tools used to study microbiota and data analysis
  • Microbiota associations with gut, genitourinary tract, mouth, and skin
  • Effects of diet and age on the microbiome
  • Microbiota interactions with drugs
  • Trends for modifying the microbiota
  • Microbiota in farm animals and plants

Get the chance to discuss your research with colleagues and build your national and international scientific network!

Click here to read more →

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! →

The Visualize Your Science course is back by popular demand!

We are happy to announce that NDPIA will offer 10 more spots for the Visualize Your Science course this fall. Register today to secure your spot!

Learn how to think visually about your research

When: October 5th until November 27th

Registration deadline: September 17th

Course instructor: Andreas Dahlin, scientist and founder of Visualize Your Science

Link to the course webpage:

This course is designed for PhD students and postdocs who want to improve their skills in drawing images/figures for scientific posters, presentations, and publications. The course consists of tutorial videos, home assignments and four scheduled face-to-face feedback sessions online. Students progress from a beginner to an advanced level in visual rhetoric and in use of an illustration software of your choice.

This course is open only for NDPIA members.

A limited number of spots for the summer course (10) have been reserved for NDPIA students and postdocs.

Read more about the course and how to register here »