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Postdoctoral position in onco-immunology available at Pasteur Institute of Lille in France

The team at the Pasteur Institute of Lille in France is looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral candidate with a high degree of independence to participate in their project on the regulation of stem cells biology by the gut microbiota.

You will have the opportunity to work on mechanisms to escape anti-tumor immunosurveillance within the stem cell niche of intestinal crypts in an environment with state-of-the-art facilities for imaging, FACS and preclinical studies.

Closing date: 2020-09-30

Employment start date: 2020-12-01

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Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity at the University of Strasbourg, France

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.

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Another course from Nature Masterclasses now available to all members!

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.

Register today »

A summary of the National Infection Biology/Microbiology Meeting 2019 – 14-15 October

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.

The abstract book for the meeting can be found following this link.

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!

New course available: Visualize Your Science

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:

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.

Read more about the course and how to register here »