10 Mar 2014
Regional Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia (11-12 March 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
The objective of the Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia is to foster collaborations between academic and clinical research on human and animal pathogens in the region and communication between research institutions, health structures and public health authorities. The Symposium will cover multidisciplinary research taking into account the diversity and flexibility of infectious agents, reservoirs, vectors and environment.
The two-day Symposium is organized by Institut Pasteur in Cambodia and the Ministry of Health, with a consortium of partners organized in AVIESAN (Institut Pasteur, INSERM, ANRS, IRD, AIRD, Fondation Mérieux, CIRAD, CNRS) that have supported the construction of a new Regional Platform for Research on Emerging Diseases, which will be inaugurated in Institut Pasteur in Cambodia on March 11 morning before the Symposium.
More information available here.
03 Mar 2014
EMBO practical Course on “Bioinformatics and Genomes Analyses” (5 -17 May, 2014, Athens, Greece, 5-17 May, 2014)
The course is aimed at motivated Ph.D students and Post-Doctoral Researchers in Academic Institutions, with background in Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Computer Science and who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genomes studies.
The topics that will be included in the course programme are similar to those included in past organized courses:
The final programme of the course is availbale at this link:
Candidates need to complete carefully the application form, submit an abstract of at least one of their running projects, a "one-page CV" and a recent personal identity picture (Photo).
Applications are made through the EMBO site:
The application DEADLINE is March 28, 2014.
A limited budget for partial and full travel grants is available from the EMBO and RIIP (for students coming from the RIIP Institutions) (see conditions on the course web site).
Accommodation and meals are free (Alexandros hotel: http://www.airotel.gr/hotel/alexandros)
Twenty (20) full time places are available for the course.
Acceptance will be subject to an evaluation process.
Selection criteria include confirmed initial experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics, running projects (submitted abstract) and expressed motivations.
05 Nov 2013
International Workshop on “Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response”, organized by Institut Pasteur International Network at Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, 4-8 November 2013
An international team of epidemiologists from Australia, Singapore, USA and Vietnam trainees from all countries of South East Asia have gathered at Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City to discuss new approaches that are being implemented in public health surveillance an operational research of outbreaks. The workshop, which has been organized in scientific partnership with the Australian National University and with support from the Regional Scientific Cooperation Service of France (SCAC), was opened in the presence of M. Fabrice MAURIES, Consul General of France in Ho Chi Minh City, Professor Phan TRONG LAN, Director of Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, and Professor Roberto BRUZZONE, Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole.
The programme of the course is available here.
17 Sep 2013
Institut Pasteur supports the creation of 4-year Groups (G4) in institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Aim is to strengthen research on infectious diseases considered to be Public Health priorities.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree and experienced an international postdoctoral training of 3 to 8 years.
Applications must be submitted before October 31, 2013 by e-mail to the Selection Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find all practical informations on www.pasteur-international.org
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21 Aug 2013
The "Innate Immunity and HIV Infection" team is working on innate immunity and on the mechanisms and control of immune activation in HIV infection. We are particularly interested in the role of subsets of regulatory T cells in the control of immune activation and T cell responses.
A research opportunity is available (early 2014) in our team to study the role of gamma delta double negative regulatory T cells in the control of immune activation in patients at different stages of HIV infection. The purpose is to characterize the phenotype and cytokine production pattern of gamma delta+ DN Tregs in HIV-infected patients and to identify their ability to decrease immune activation and/or to suppress immune responses.
The research project is already funded by the ANRS.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree and an experience in immunology. An expertise in cellular culture and cytometry and a previous experience in the study of chronic viral infections in humans will be particularly appreciated.
Applicants are invited to submit their CV and reference letters to:
Professor Laurence WEISS
21 Jun 2013
Our colleague and friend Thomas Abraham from The Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong invites you to join international experts for a conference on the challenges of communicating the risk of emerging infectious diseases. The emergence of H7N9 avian influenza has illustrated once again the challenges posed by emerging diseases and there is increasing focus on the role that communication can play not merely during a disease outbreak, but also as a tool that could possibly help prevent, or delay the emergence of new pathogens from the animal world passing to humans.
Participants include practitioners and experts from the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank and other international organizations, communication scholars, and health communication officials from countries in the region as well as the Canada and the US Centers for Diseases Control.
Conference sessions include analysis of the communication around the recent novel coronavirus in the Middle East, case studies of communication at the community level in Asia, and social marketing experiences in responding to diseases.
An online training programme developed at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre will also be launched at the conference.
Professor Malik Peiris, Director of the Centre of Influenza Research will give a lecture entitled "The Emergence of New Diseases: What the future could hold".
26-28 June 2013
Convocation Room, Main Building, The University of Hong Kong
For registration and other details: