TOPIC: The IPIN 2018 course will focus on infectious diseases caused by major pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi, relevant to the East Asia and Southeast Asia regions. The teaching will cover essential molecular mechanisms of pathogen life cycle and host responses, epidemiology of infections and functional genetics, novel technologies of pathogen diagnostics and discovery, and systems biology of pathogen infections. This 2-week course will consist of seminars in the morning and practical learning/workshop in the afternoon.
The course encourages close interactions and dialogue between students and teaching staffs. Round-table discussions steered by professors will be devoted to review and discuss topics developed during the courses. Workshops will introduce students to the challenge imposed to public health systems by endemic and pandemic infectious disease outbreaks. Practical learning will be conducted to provide essential knowledge on cutting edge technologies and methodological approaches devoted to the study of infectious diseases.
The panel of professors is composed by world-leader scientists from France (Institut Pasteur Paris, French Academy of Sciences, College de France, INSERM, Insitut Mérieux), China (IPS, Fudan University, Tsinghua University, Hong-Kong University), Guinea (Institut Pasteur Guinea), South Korea (Institut Pasteur Korea), Cambodia (Institut Pasteur of Cambodia) and Senegal (Institut Pasteur of Dakar). All traveling costs (air ticket, accommodation) of the accepted students will be funded.
LEVEL OF THE COURSE and ELIGIBILITY: PhD students, or other qualified candidates LOCATION: Shanghai, CHINA
LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 24
Please complete and return the application form (see below), including two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a copy of passport face page to Caroline Wu (email@example.com) and Emilie Carlot (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15th January 2018
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Scientific matters: Fernando Arenzana: email@example.com
China matters: Caroline Wu – firstname.lastname@example.org
International matters: Emilie Carlot – email@example.com
Institut Pasteur Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPS-CAS) is an independent, nonprofit life sciences research institute dedicated to address public health issues in China, other Asian region, and the world. IPS creates synergies between the Institut Pasteur Networks and CAS institutions, leveraging all the assets of Shanghai as one of Asia’s leading business and technology hubs. IPS scientists are engaged in a broad range of basic infectious disease research ranging from viral hepatitis, HIV, respiratory viral infections, emerging viral infections, oncogenic viruses, and other non-viral pathogens. Together with its academic and industry partners, IPS also has a strategic goal to develop prototype product in the field of pathogen diagnostics, vaccines and other forms of therapeutics.
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The Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN), a consortium of 33 institutes around the world is linked by the same missions and values. The foundation of IPIN resides in the sustainability of its infrastructures, the involvement of its researchers and the strength of its human resources. The IPIN allows scientists to become involved in research at the heart of endemic areas, to share their knowledge and expertise, and to develop a research group within 4 years.
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