IBA course: One Health Approach To Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (registration open)

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Date(s) - 30/08/2021 - 03/09/2021
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Time and place: 30th of August 2021 – 3rd of September 2021 (Week 35), NMBU Ås Campus

Who is it for: The course is primarily intended for PhD students who are members of the National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA), but postdoctoral fellows can also apply. There will be a limit of the participants in the course. With the priority given to the PhD students, the registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis in case the limit is exceeded.

Course description: This course will review the microbiology, epidemiology and pathogenicity of some of the most common bacterial zoonotic pathogens in Norway. In addition, the course will introduce the use of modern genetic methods in surveillance, outbreak investigations and research relevant to public health, food safety and veterinary medicine. During one-week course, there will be practical sessions where the students will get a practical approach on the microbial genomics and metagenomics data analysis with no bioinformatical skills are expected.

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Organization: The course will consist of lectures and practical hands-on sessions that are arranged via collaboration with ELIXIR Norway. The students will present a poster (can be a digital poster) describing their current research project and its relevance to the course. More information on the practical sessions and the digital poster option will follow closer to the course beginning.

ECTS: You will receive a certificate stating recommended ECTS for this course (2 ECTS for those attending the full course – both lecture and practical sessions). You can apply to your home institution for getting the course accepted as ECTS in your degree. Your home institution decides if and how many credits you will get.

Registration/application: https://nettskjema.no/a/204403  (deadline: 2nd of August)

Travel and accommodation: The travel and accommodation for IBA members will be supported by IBA. Please sign up here if you need support for travel and accommodation: https://nettskjema.no/a/205299

Questions on course content? Contact the IBA Director of Studies at NMBU – Özgün Candan Onarman Umu

Contact Chris Hadjineophytou for other IBA-related questions.