IBA course: Principles of Infection Biology (registration closed)

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Date(s) - 31/05/2021 - 04/06/2021
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Principles of Infection Biology

Time and place: Week 22 (May 31 to June 4th). Online.

Registration/application: https://nettskjema.no/a/190437 (deadline: April 25 – noon)

Abstract submission:  https://nettskjema.no/a/192530 (deadline May 1st.)

Digital poster: During the course you will present your work in a digital poster format. More information on this will follow closer to the course beginning.


Who is it for: IBA PhD students. Participation in the course is mandatory for all IBA PhD students who are currently within the first 18 months since signing their PhD contract (i.e. starting September 1st 2019 or later). Other students (including research track students/”forskjerlinjestudenter”) are welcome to take the course contingent on course enrollment limits.

Course description: This course aims to provide a thorough background in basic concepts of infection biology spanning the disciplines of host-parasite interaction and infections caused by bacteria, eukaryotic microbes and viruses.

International speakers of renown and national experts will deliver lectures on:
– Fundamental concepts of infection biology and “virulence”
– Molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis
– Experimental approaches and modern methodologies
– Genomic perspectives on pathogen evolution and epidemiology
– Current and future challenges in infection biology
In addition to online lectures, participants will also have an opportunity
– To present their research to colleagues
– To build their national and international scientific network
– To interact with experts working within infection biology research


Organisation: The course will be a combination of lectures and discussions.

ECTS: You will receive a certificate stating recommended ECTS for this course (2 ECTS).  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.

More information, including a preliminary schedule, will be released here as the planning progresses!

Questions on course content? Contact the IBA Director of Studies at UiO – Mike Koomey. 

Contact your IBA-coordinator Tina Svingerud for other questions.