Course “Latin American Biology of Parasitism – LatAmBoP 2020”

22 June – 3 July 2020, Montevideo, Uruguay

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

Organiser:
Maria E. Francia (Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay)

In collaboration with:

Co-funded by:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
22 March 2020

This course will cover important aspects of modern research with a focus on apicomplexan parasites and will be divided in lectures given by leading experts in each field, and two distinct experimental modules. The focus of lectures is broad and intends to be multidisciplinary covering relevant topics on pathogenesis, molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, database mining, genotyping and drug discovery/drug resistance. One of the main goals of this course is the promotion of international participation and networking across Latin America and with international experts, particularly addressing topics of interest for the Latin American region.

Topics

Basic cell biology and molecular biology, Genetic diversity and genotyping, Bioinformatics and database mining, Immunology and animal models, Drug discovery and drug resistance.

Participants

Researchers holding a BSc or equivalent in a relevant field (biology, biochemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, public health or epidemiology). Students and Junior Scientists are welcome to attend.

Funding

Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs. Grants covering twin-share accommodation, breakfast, lunch and internal transfers are available for selected nationals of ICGEB Member States. Exceptional contribution towards travel costs will be available from the organisers and external sponsors for selected students/junior scientists.

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