Conferences and Workshop
The Conference will take place at the Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay from the 3rd to the 6th of September 2017. The Conference will be held in conjunction with the Infectious Diseases in Africa Workshop taking place on the 7th to 8th of September 2017 also at Krystal Beach, Gordons Bay. This year’s Conference will emphasize networking with young scientists to create a stronger network for the next generation of African immunologists across the continent.
Deadline for Abstract Submission and Registration is 3rd July, 2017.
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The 5th ECI will cover all fields of modern immunology, ranging from innate memory and tissue specific regulation of T and B cell differentiation to unsupervised analyses of big data for diagnostics and combinational immunomodulatory biologicals. In the meeting we will specifically dedicate sessions to identify new discoveries in fundamental immunology that hold diagnostic and therapeutic promise and to tackle challenges that arise from connecting fundamental and translational science.
It is a good opportunity to stroll along the many waterfronts, relax in the Vondelpark or lounge on one of our rooftop terraces.
Abstract submission starts on January 15, 2018.
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The CBID summer school is for students, researchers and professionals working on infectious diseases and wishing to acquire knowledge and practice in quantitative analyses or, on the contrary, working in modeling sciences (mathematics, informatics) and wishing to acquire knowledge in health sciences applications. The school is organized in 5 parallel thematic groups of 15-20 students covering the following topics: 1. Molecular phylogenetics (Meta)genomics 2. Population genetics 3. Transmission dynamics 4. Epidemics forecasting
Fully sponsored with travel support.
Application deadline is 10th of July
Decisions on application will be communicated to the applicants by the 20th of July
The principal theme of this EMBO Workshop is to understand how to model infectious diseases and their effects in the host. This is focused at both the cellular and whole organism level, with a goal to understanding these processes and how therapeutic strategies can be informed.
Travel Grants Available
This meeting will bring together leading investigators in the fields of immunology, microbiology and metabolism, to discuss how the microbiome-host metabolic cross-talk can be manipulated in novel preventive and personalized therapeutic approaches.
The conference will be held in Paris at the Institut Pasteur on November 15th-17th, 2017.
Entries should be submitted online by 6th December 2017
The Computer Science Department at ETH offers a new, exciting program that allows undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience in our department during the summer months. Applications for the programme are open to students across the globe. The program is committed to increasing diversity in the computer science area.
Deadline is 31 December 2017 at 12 noon (Central European Time).
Academic Training Opportunities (Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral)
We are looking for outstanding graduates from all over the world – whether you have a degree in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, molecular biology or something related, as long as you have a passion for solving biological questions through computational methods, the IMPRS-CBSC may be the PhD program for you. Come and join our international community in Berlin, Germany, and work on an exciting research project in any of our areas of interest: systems biology, proteomics, gene and RNA regulation, evolutionary genomics, mathematical modelling, epigenetics, cell differentiation, biological sequence analysis, statistics, systems pharmacology, cell signalling networks.
Application deadline: 18th of February, 2018.
Notification of outcome: Mid-March 2018.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 16th and 17th of April, 2018.
We offer high class advanced courses in: Algebra – Algebraic Geometry – Algebraic and Geometric Topology – Algebraic and Analytic Number Theory – Coding Theory – Combinatorics – Complex Function Theory – Cryptology – Elliptic Curves -Manifolds [The deadline for application is 31 January 2018]
Characterisation of the pro- or antiviral role of cellular proteins induced upon infection with Human Cytomegalovirus
Prof. Dr. Melanie Brinkmann at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany, has one open PhD position. The objectives of the PhD project are the determination of the proviral or antiviral role of cellular proteins induced after human cytomegalovirus infection and the detailed characterisation of the mechanism of action of selected antiviral or proviral proteins.
– Solid background/expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, virology, and immunology
– Experience with biochemical methods and cloning, ideally in imaging and FACS analysis
– Ability to manage large experimental setups
– Ability to work in a team
Applications via email to: Prof Dr Melanie Brinkmann (email@example.com)
Single-cell technologies have recently gained popularity in biology due to their ability to resolve heterogeneity in cell populations. This has translational impact for example in describing heterogeneities of developmental diseases, cancer or immunology, in particular regarding T-cell heterogeneity during infection processes. Analyzing high-dimensional single-cell data has its own statistical and computational challenges, and standard tools often cannot be applied. The goal of this project is to develop and adapt methods in computational biology to model and analyze transcriptional heterogeneity linked to pathomechanisms and infection.
Implement, develop and extend methods for processing and analyzing single-cell RNAseq and protein profiles
Develop methods for second level analyses, e.g. interaction networks, enrichment analyses
Biological interpretation of data
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2018–2019 Academic Year
The applicant must have recently completed a PhD or equivalent in the Biological Sciences. Applicants should forward a CV and a statement of research interests by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your application letter and cv to Sally Ann Garcia (Sangarcia@salud.unm.edu).