June 21-25, 2021
For 2021, in place of the usual Spring Meeting, the British Society for Parasitology (BSP) will hold an online conference over five days, on 21-25 June. They are planning an exciting programme of scientific content, which will be delivered through a virtual conference interface designed to maximise opportunities for interaction, through live Q&A sessions, breakout discussion rooms and virtual trade stands for exhibitors and sponsors. ***Attendance is free for participants from low-income countries*** Registration opens late January 2021!
6th August, 2021, 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time; 10:30 am UK Time
***Our second joint webinar, on 6th August, 2021, is entitled "Protozoan Drug Discovery: Old Drugs, New Targets and Mining For Novely", and is presented by Professor Paul Denny, Durham University*** PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS FREE MEETING (link in main page)*** The COMSTECH - NTD NETWORK virtual lecture programme, launched this year, shares the expertise from both our Networks, for academics, professional scientists and anyone interested in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to gain or enhance their knowledge, skills and academic connections.
25-27 August, 2021
Register now for your free seat at the first Immune-Leish Symposium, 25th-27th August! This virtual gathering of leading key scientists from Brazil and from other countries, to discuss the advances, trends, and challenges in different fields of Leishmania immunology. This meeting, for researchers, clinicians and academics, will address aspects of the immune response against Leishmania parasites, including Innate Immunity, Immunopathogenesis and Immune Regulation. Organised and hosted by Federal Universities of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro and Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Please join the team online in Rio this August; your presence is essential!
Our NTD Network online seminar series is entering its second year! Huge thanks to you all who have supported us by attending, and who gave us such encouragement to continue with your posiitve feedback about these talks after the 2020 series. And please keep showing up – it is great to see all your faces!! …
The COMSTECH and the NTD NETWORK virtual lecture programme, launched June 2021, provides live webinars in skills needed for research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and draws upon expertise from both our Networks. These talks are aimed at academics, professional scientists and interested members of the general public from Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states…
This June, COMSTECH and the NTD NETWORK are launching a virtual lecture programme drawing upon expertise from both our networks. These talks are aimed at academics, professional scientists and interested members of the general public from Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states and offer opportunities for specialists in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to gain or…
Great news: Professor Simon Croft, Professor of Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the chair of our International Advisory Panel, is to be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Durham University in 2022. This award is in recognition of his outstanding achievements in NTDs research, including…
Huge thanks to all who joined us last week for our first early career researcher (ECR) online conference! The symposium, held over Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February 2021, connected 0ver 100 delegates from our academic teams, spanning all career stages, nine time zones, and three continents. Crucially, this has been the easiest way to…
Apply By 30/11/2021
• 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 (drug targets and related research relevant to leishmaniasis or Chagas disease)
• 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 30/11/2021
• 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.
Apply By 30/06/2021
Could a funded research expert help progress your research and development in drug discovery?
A Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, led from Durham University (UK), aims to find new solutions for two potentially fatal parasitic diseases, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis.
• We seek routes to effective treatments without the severe side effects of current drugs
• Our 45 teams in 13 research institutes across South America, Asia and the UK, include experts in immunology, chemical biology, structural biology, and parasitology
How can we help you?
Our Network of scientists can help your company progress your research and development in drug discovery.
• We provide up to £10,000, to fund e.g.:
o A researcher for 3 months
o Specialised equipment for joint project
o Biologics, chemical library access
• Industrial partner provides e.g.:
o Expertise, time
o Access to specialist equipment
o Chemical compounds
To find out more, contact Dr Mags Leighton | Project Officer