Category: Network Events

SIXTH COMSTECH-NTD Network Webinar: Structure-based drug design: Towards new anti-infectives

Webinar 6: 2nd February 2022: 

“Structure-based drug design: Towards new anti-infectives”

Professor Ehmke Pohl
TIME: 15:00 Pakistan 10:00 UK 07:00 Brazil
Register to attend this meeting: https://forms.gle/ppVtofLdn4GzvBca7

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Sharing our expertise: The COMSTECH-NTD Network online joint virtual training programme

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 and offer opportunities for specialists in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to gain or enhance their knowledge, skills, and academic connections.

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Launch of the COMSTECH-NTD NETWORK researcher training webinar series

Whilst the world’s attention has currently been diverted towards COVID-19, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) continue to place a severe burden upon global health, including in many 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 and aimed at early career researchers, academics, professional scientists and interested members of the general public. ***Our first joint seminar, broadcasting on 25th June 2021; “CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing of Leishmania and Drug Target Validation”, will be presented by Professor Jeremy Mottram, University of York***.  Details of all talks and links to webinar recordings are available here.

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ECR online conference 2021: Connecting our teams from across the Network!

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 bring together our membership from India, Pakistan, South America, and the UK in one meeting.  Taking the hosting software platform to its limits, we scheduled 15 oral presentations over four sessions, interspersed with breakout rooms for 26 poster presentations. One of our speakers commented, “Hope you repeat the experience soon, I am eager to participate again!”. Thanks; yes, we will! … Continue reading

NTD Network online seminar series continues for 2021!

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!!  Our programme for 2021 is below: check here for updates!  These meetings are for our Network members and their teams, providing a safe forum to share and discuss data across our projects – watch your inbox for our regular email alerts and zoom links!

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NTD Network ECR conference 2021: we will meet in the air! (ok, the Zoom room…)

Preparations are in full swing for our first ever early career researchers (ECR) online conference!  This event provides opportunities for our ECRs to present their work at a closed meeting and is available for all involved with the NTD Network research programme or a related project.  The conference will comprise talks and poster presentations from teams across all HUBs of the Network, held over two days, and spanning 9 time zones!! ***NB this is a closed meeting for NTD Network members only*** Join us to present updates on your work and connect with colleagues from around the world, via talks and poster sessions!

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