The Swedish Research Council (VR) provides funding for the programme, which was established in 2014. NDPIA is affiliated with MIMS (Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, Umeå University) and the Swedish National Network for Infection Biology, which connect research environments of infectious disease and infection biology throughout Sweden.
The National Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA) aims to connect research environments studying infection and antibiotics at major Swedish universities and institutes and internationally by offering advanced training courses and meetings that promote scientific research and recruitment of young scientists.
The NDPIA programme offers its members participation in courses, workshops, conferences, and symposiums focused on basic and clinical research as well as advanced techniques. NDPIA supports participation in these activities and in relevant international courses through co-funding of travel and accommodation costs. NDPIA also co-funds short research visits within Sweden and abroad through travel grants. No mandatory activities are included.
Examples of courses and workshops:
- Pathogens and immune evasion strategies
- Photomicrography and image processing for science
- Protein structure and drug design
- Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance
- Mosquito-borne viruses and their vectors
- Live imaging of intracellular infections
- Vaccines for the next generation
- Emerging viral diseases
- Practical course in Medical Nanotechnology
- Chemical biology, assay development for drug screening
PhD students and postdoctoral fellows may become NDPIA members if they are enrolled at a Swedish university/institute or with one of our international partners and if they are active in research on infections and/or antimicrobials.