The “Approaches for developing anti-Leishmania vaccines” summer school consists of theoretical/practical sessions aiming to provide an overview on leishmaniasis with a focus on the knowledge related to preclinical vaccine development.
The following Topics will be treated in the Summer School:
- Burden of the disease;
- Human and Canine leishmaniasis;
- Vector and Reservoir;
- Diagnosis and Biomarkers;
- Animal models;
- Vaccine strategies;
- Regulatory aspects in vaccine development.
Lectures will be held in English.
The course will be conducted at I3S, Porto, Portugal, from 25 to 29 September 2017. Free lunch and free coffee break will be provided according to the programme.
The other meals and the accommodation will be at participants’ own expenses.
A list of suitable hotels with a special rate for the summer school attendees will be provided to the participants upon request.
No attendance fees are required.
The Announcement of the Summer School on Approaches for developing anti-Leishmania vaccines, are available at the address www.mulevaclin.eu
The closing date for receipt of applications is 08 September 2017.
Receipt of your CV will be acknowledged within two working days after receipt. CV not acknowledged as received may have not been successfully transmitted and should be resubmitted.
Applicants are fully responsible for ensuring that their CV are received and acknowledged prior to the deadline. If an application is not received by the deadline, it will not be acknowledged and therefore not reviewed.
The evaluation and selection of candidates will be performed by the Course Selection Panel who will shortlist a maximum of 15 candidates on the basis of their application and reference. A short telephone interview may be held with the shortlisted candidates and members of the Course Selection Panel in order to select the final participants.
To be eligible to attend the course, candidates must be working in an European Union or Associated Member State, or be working in a project funded by the European Commission. Participants should have experience dealing within any aspect of tropical medicine, parasitology, global health or vaccine development, as well as those who can demonstrate that the course would be of benefit to them and their organization. Candidates should also possess a BSc or MSc, or have demonstrable global health-related research experience.
In addition all applicants must provide a letter of reference from their supervisor.