Principles of Infection Biology course

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Date(s) - 30/05/2022 - 03/06/2022
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Principles of Infection Biology

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.

Preliminary schedule  (updated April 6th)

Time and place: May 30 –  June 3rd.  At UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (there will be no online option).


Abstract submission:

Who is it for: IBA PhD students. Participation in the course is mandatory for all IBA PhD students that are early in their PhD education (starting September 1st 2020 or later). Other students (including research track students/”forskjerlinjestudenter”) and postdocs are welcome to take the course contingent on course enrollment limits.

Deadline for registration: April 23, 2022

Deadline for abstract submission: May 2nd, 2022

IBA will arrange accommodation at Hotel Aurora for all participants who are not local to Tromsø.

The lectures will be on campus (MH2 building).


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 (poster)
– 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.

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

Contact your IBA-coordinator Tina Svingerud for other questions.