Glasgow leads on initiative uniting scientists in the Middle East

Dr Lilach Sheiner of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, an Israeli national, and her Palestinian colleague, Dr Omar Harb (University of Pennsylvania), are long-Image of Middle Eastern colleagues sitting around a tableterm collaborators. The two decided to extend their own experience of collegiality that ignores boundaries to other young scientists from around the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. They founded the Middle East Biology of Parasitism (MeBoP) training and bridging course. MeBoP brings together scientists from Israel, Palestine and other countries in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa to learn cutting-edge technologies from the leaders of the parasitology field, and to experience the ease with which people converse over common interests regardless of any ethnic, political or religious differences. After a successful inaugural MeBoP2016, the second round of MeBoP2017 took place in Switzerland in July. Read more.

First published: 31 July 2017