CALL FOR APPLICATION: Institut Pasteur International Network Course 2018
« Infectious Diseases Pathogenesis in Asia/Pacific »
at the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai
COURSEDATE:4th – 18th May 2018
LOCATION: Institut Pasteur of Shanghai,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, CHINA
TOPIC:The 2-weeks IPIN 2018 course will focus on infectious diseases caused byviral, bacterial, parasite and fungal pathogens that account for major endemic, epidemic and zoonosisparticularlyin the Asia-Pacific regions. The lectures will cover molecular mechanisms of pathogen life cycle and host immune responses, pathogenesis of diseases, survey and control of transmission,prophylaxis and epidemiology of infections and functional genetics. The course willalso introduce cutting-edge technologies and methodological approaches devoted to the study of infectious diseases, including animal models, imaging, pathogen discovery,systems biology and drug discovery.
The course will promote close interactions and dialogue between students and teaching staffs both during the seminars and off-teaching hours. Round-table discussions steered by professors will be devoted to topics developed during the courses. The students will be requested to accomplish, under tutorial by supervisors, team-workby elaborating pilot-scientific projects that will be valuated at the end of the program.
The panel of professorsis composed by world-leader scientists from France, China, Sweden and Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN). All traveling costs and accommodation of the accepted students will be funded.
LEVEL OF THE COURSE and ELIGIBILITY:PhD students, or other qualified candidates
LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS:24
Please complete and return the application form (see below), including two letters of recommendation, apersonal statement, and a copy of passport face page to Caroline Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and 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. IPSscientists 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, IPSalso has a strategic goal to develop prototype product in the field of pathogen diagnostics, vaccines and other forms of therapeutics.
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.