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:
13 Jun 2013
The international conference “CHIKUNGUNYA 2013” focusing on Chikungunya and related alphaviruses, will be held on Langkawi Island, Malaysia, from 28-30 October, 2013.
Langkawi Island is famous for its beaches, World Geopark status (UNESCO), and rich cultural heritage.
The preliminary program may be viewed at the conference website: http://umconference.um.edu.my/CHIKV2013
Conference topics include:
- Epidemiology, clinical and diagnostic virology
- Molecular virology and evolution
- Mammalian and mosquito cell responses
- Innate and adaptive immunity
- Vaccines and antivirals
Confirmed speakers to date:
- Tero Ahola, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Matthew Albert, Institut Pasteur, France
- John Fazakerley, Institute of Animal Health, UK
- Philippe Gasque, University of la Réunion, France
- Bernard Gaüzère, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion, France
- Steve Higgs, Kansas State University, USA
- Alexander Karlas (Steinbeis Innovation Centre, Germany)
- Alain Kohl, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Beate Kümmerer, University of Bonn, Germany
- Marc Lecuit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
- Roger Le Grand, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France
- Peter Liljeström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
- Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University, Australia
- Andres Merits, University of Tartu, Estonia
- Lisa Ng, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore
- Gorben Pijlman, Wageningen University, Netherlands
- Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
- Ann Powers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
- Pierre Roques, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France
- Kate Ryman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Jamal Sam, University Malaya, Malaysia
- Andreas Suhrbier, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
- Scott Weaver, University of Texas, USA
There will be opportunities for selected participants to present papers at oral and poster sessions, including a number of Young Investigator Awards.
- Closing date for receipt of Young Investigator Award applications: 1 July, 2013
- Announcement of Young Investigator Awards: 1 August, 2013
- Closing date for receipt of abstracts: 1 August, 2013
- Final notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 August, 2013
- Closing date for registration for standard fees: 30 September, 2013
Website and contact
Please visit the conference website (http://umconference.um.edu.my/CHIKV2013) for further details. The conference is now open for registration and abstract submission. For enquiries, or to be put on our mailing list, please e-mail the Secretariat at email@example.com.
The conference is organised jointly by:
Integrated Chikungunya Research (ICRES) consortium (www.icres.eu), funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (http://cordis.europa.eu/home_en.html); and the Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (http://tidrec.um.edu.my) of University Malaya (www.um.edu.my ) in Malaysia.
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02 Jun 2013
Post-doctoral position in Dr Anna-Bella FAILLOUX Laboratory “Arboviruses and Insect Vectors” at the Institut Pasteur in Paris
The Institut Pasteur, a non-profit private foundation that contributes to research in biology, is looking for a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory "Arboviruses and Insect Vectors" headed by Dr Anna-Bella FAILLOUX.
Dengue is one of the most important arboviral diseases threatening tropical regions and recently, south Europe. Indeed, some autochthonous cases dengue have been reported in southern France in 2010 following likely importation from the epidemic in Martinique. These cases bear testament to the capacity of local Aedes albopictus mosquito vector to transmit the virus. This Asian tiger mosquito is the major potential vector of dengue virus (DENV) in Europe, although the most important vector world-wide is Aedes aegypti. Aedes albopictus first detected in Albania in 1979 and Italy in 1990, and has since spread throughout southern and central Europe.
The applicant will be involved in examining the role of the mosquito Aedes albopictus in dengue emergence, with special emphasis on the European context.
She/He will be in charge of two main tasks: (i) the evaluation of the ability of European Aedes albopictus to transmit imported DENV strains, and (ii) the identification of genetic changes in DENV associated with experimentally enhanced transmission by European vector populations.
The position is ideally suited for highly motivated applicants with a PhD and a strong background in molecular virology with an established publication record. French language is not a requirement. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are required.
Starting date: September 2013 (duration 24 months)
Net salary: 1,950 euros per month (welfare costs included), according to French standards.
Location: Paris, France
Applicants should send a letter of intent, a detailed CV, a list of publications, a summary of their previous research activities (≤3 pages), the expected date of availability and the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dead line for submission: July, 31th 2013 (later applications will be considered until the position is filled).