Course “Human papillomavirus (HPV) and related cancers; prevention, screening, diagnosis and priority research areas for LMICs”

16 – 18 August 2022, Harare, Zimbabwe

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.


Racheal Shamiso Mandishora (University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe)

Deadline for receipt of applications:
18 May 2022 – Deadline extended

The workshop will focus on cancer; infections, biology, epidemiology, and laboratory diagnosis of oncoviruses. The goal is to highlight research gaps, suggest affordable cancer prevention and screening interventions, and build collaborations of scientists in Zimbabwe and neighboring ICGEB member states with those from Italy, France, and USA.


Infections and cancer biology; Tumor Virology; Cervical cancer screening strategies suited for Southern Africa; Improving the screen and treat model for eradicating cervical cancer; Access to HPV vaccination – Public Health models; Introducing HPV DNA testing in a low-resourced setting; Molecular assays for virus detection; Sample preparation for virus detection; Persistent HPV infections and co-infections; Multidisciplinary research, collaborations, and grants research priorities for HPV research in LMICs


Researchers involved in the field of cancer epidemiology, molecular virology, cancer biology, laboratory sciences (microbiology, genetics, immunology and pathology) and clinical science (gynecology, surgery and oncology). Students, early career scientists and junior faculty are welcome to attend. Poster sessions will be organized.


Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants, covering accommodation (twin share), limited travel contribution and local hospitality for the duration of the workshop are available for a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States and selected students/junior scientists.

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