22nd-25th October, 2019 in Águas de Moura, Portugal
Techniques to study the population biology and genetics of parasites and their vectors; held at the Portuguese National Health Institute, Águas de Moura, Portugal. Application deadline: 30th September, 2019.
8th-9th November 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan
Practical training for PhD students, post-docs and faculty members in basic concepts and modern applications to find new anti-leishmanials using natural sources; held at the ICCBS, Karachi. Workshop participants also have complimentary attendance at the "7th International Symposium-cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research" conference (4th-7th November). Application deadline: 30th September 2019.
2 - 4 November 2019 in Mendoza, Argentina
This 3-day course will provide students from neglected disease-endemic countries and the UK with a broad training in the drug discovery process. Information and application details available soon.
This month, Professor Iqbal Choudhary (Pakistan HUB leader) and Dr Sammer Yousuf, both from the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan, connected in person with NTD Network colleagues in Durham and York. This visit has been invaluable in connecting the team delivering the NTD Network’s upcoming early career researcher…
After a long wait, a piece of vital equipment, the “CFX96 Touch™ Real-Time PCR Detection System”, co-funded by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and the University of Karachi, has now arrived at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). The machine (a white box with screen – visible in the…
The second Centre for Global Infectious Diseases (CGID) annual meeting, a joint venture Durham University and the University of Newcastle, took place today at the Newcastle Medical School, hosted by our colleagues from the Newcastle University Fungal Research team. This year’s programme showcased some of the engaging research into global infections that takes place across…
This March, 2019, a diverse group of 28 students gathered at Kolkata’s Indian Institute for Chemical Biology, for a workshop providing practical skills in genetic manipulation of Leishmania parasites using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. These new skills will transform their careers, and in time may improve the lives of people affected by leishmaniasis, a global problem which…
Apply By 30/11/2020
• Open to researchers (particularly PhDs, PDRAs) within and outside the network to attend NTD network meetings, conferences and training workshops that are related to network goals
• applicant needs to give a talk or present a poster on Leishmaniasis or Chagas disease research
• up to £1,500 funding per bursary for non UK applicants, we give preference to ODA countries
• up to £2,000 funding per bursary for UK applicants
• can include relevant travel, accommodation and subsistence costs incurred and also any relevant conference registration fees
• expenditure claims must be fully supported by relevant invoices and/ or receipts.
• an End of Travel Bursary Report must be completed and returned to the UNIVERSITY within 1 month of the project end date.
Apply By 30/11/2020
• To support short-term focused research visits between network partners.
• Open to PhDs or PDRAs
• apply anytime
• £5,000 of funding for travel and living costs maximum
• can include relevant travel, accommodation and subsistence costs incurred and also valid consumable costs.
• A payment of up to £2000 can be claimed after the project start date if valid expenditure quotes for travel are submitted along with a breakdown of expenditure
• All expenditure claims must be fully supported by relevant invoices and/ or receipts.
• End of Research Bursary Report must be completed and returned to the UNIVERSITY within 1 month of the project end date.