The “Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections and Immunity” team is looking for a highly collaborative and inquisitive scientist to fill the position of a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. You will together with three PhD students, one Master student and a technician explore the role of Shigella and Salmonella virulence factors in neutrophil activation and cell-death.
Learn how to publish from Nature Research editors
We are happy to announce that NDPIA can offer members access to another online course from Nature Masterclasses. This time the topic is Scientific Writing and Publishing.
The course is taught by editors from the Nature Research journals and covers the entire scientific publishing process – from writing a paper to publication.
The fifth network meeting of the National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) was held in Aronsborg (Bålsta) 14-15 October, 2019. For this meeting, NDPIA joined forces with the National Infection Biology network (NIB) and Swedish Society for Microbiology (SE-SFM) to co-organize a National Infection Biology Meeting. The long-term goal is for these networks to continue organizing joint NIB-meetings biannually. The meeting had more than 110 participants. This co-organized meeting provided an opportunity for Swedish researchers working within infection biology to network and to find collaborators with common interest.
The keynote speakers included:
- Raphael Valdivia (Chlamydia, Duke University, USA),
- Jost Enninga (micropinosomes Salmonella, Institute Pasteur, France),
- Joan Geoghegan (S. aureus and atopic dermatitis, Trinity College, Ireland),
- Eva Gluenz (Leishmania, University of Oxford, UK),
- Susanne Häussler (Pseudomonas aeruginosa transcriptional profiling, Rigshospitalet, Denmark),
- Helle Krogh Johansen (P. aeruginosa adaptation, Rigshospitalet, Denmark),
- Mikael Sellin (Salmonella invasion, Uppsala, Sweden), and
- Boris Striepen (Cryptosporidium, University of Pennsylvania, USA).
Along with the invited speakers, 22 short oral presentations on a wide-variety of topics in infection biology were selected. The posters (61) were presented via poster walks, which included a short presentation of the main findings of the work followed by a short question period. The poster walks were done in groups and lots of lively conversations were heard in the poster areas.
A “Meet the Speakers” event was scheduled after the lunches. Small groups of students met with speakers of their choice to discuss scientific topics or experiences. This provided a wonderful opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with outstanding researchers to discuss infection biology.
Many thanks go to the organizing committee:
Oliver Billker, Umea University, MIMS
Eva-Maria Diehl, Umea University, MIMS/NDPIA
Ake Forsberg Umea University, NDPIA
Fredrik Kahn, Lund University, NDPIA
Keira Melican, Karolinska Institutet, SFM
Barbara Sixt, Umea University, MIMS
Staffan Svard, Uppsala University, SFM
The next co-organized NIB meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held in the Fall of 2021.
See you there!
Learn how to think visually about your research
This course is open only for NDPIA members.
When: May 5th until August 12th with no scheduled sessions between June 19th and August 7th
Registration deadline: May 2
Course instructor: Andreas Dahlin, scientist and founder of Visualize Your Science
Link to the course webpage: https://www.visualizeyourscience.com/pages/vys-course
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.
A limited number of spots for the summer course (7) have been reserved for NDPIA students and postdocs.
We are sorry to announce that due to the current pandemic, the NDPIA have decided to cancel the mosquito-borne pathogens and their vectors course that was scheduled to take place in June, 2020. The plan is to run the course next year instead but no date has been set. Any information about the course will be announced here on ndpia.se.
Online course on Effective Collaboration in Research still available
We would like to remind all NDPIA members of the online course on Effective Collaboration in Research from Nature Masterclasses that our collaborators at the National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA) in Norway opened for us. It is a pre-recorded, web-based course that may be taken at your own pace.