September 23rd and 24th, 2019
The 2019 Autumn Symposium on ‘Post-genomic progress in helminth parasitology’ (23rd September) followed by the Irish Society for Parasitology (ISP) annual meeting on 24th September, held at Queens University, Belfast. Registration is now open.
22nd-25th October, 2019
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. Application deadline: 30th September, 2019.
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…
February 20th, 2019, and Dr Julia Cricco (right) gathers her research team at the National University of Rosario (UNR), Argentina, to greet the new arrival; a small, grey box… This unremarkable-looking machine is a ‘Nucleofector’ from Lonza, purchased with Equipment Fund support from the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). This device will transform…
July, 2018; and as the cool of evening descends over Rio de Janeiro, 22 young researchers from South America and the UK gather, excited and a little nervous, to meet each other and their tutors for the next 5 days. The teaching team of 9 international experts are here to provide training in use of…
“I always said there were two things I’d never do: parasites and metabolism!” Professor Ariel Silber, from the University of São Paulo (USP), the NTD Network hub leader for South America, laughs as he recalls himself as an impetuous undergraduate. Ariel is a specialist in trypanosomes (Tryps); single-celled parasites causing the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)…
Apply By 30/11/2020
• Open to Early career researchers, for example PhDs / PDRAs within and outside the network to attend NTD network meetings, conferences and training workshops
• 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
• £4,000 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.