African Immunobiology of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pathogenesis 2019

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A course and expert symposium focused on advances in the Immunobiology of Parasites, Pathogens and Pathogenesis

26th - 30th August 2019

Course Venue:   KEMRI, Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya

Course Details:

A week-long course targeted at PhD students and early postdocs who have a strong interest in the interaction between the immune system and pathogens, and how this underlies the pathogenesis of a wide range of infectious and non-communicable disease. The  course consists of intensive learning sessions and symposia on the most recent advances in the immunology and parasitology of malaria, HIV, TB and helminths delivered by some of the leading researchers in the field. Participants will  also benefit from  grant writing and careers sessions run by scientists who have a strong track record in obtaining research grants.

Advanced Flow Cytometry & Bioinformatics workshops: (2nd - 6th) Pwani University, Kilifi )

A few participants will be selected (based on their application) to attend hands on advanced training in the above workshops. 


Priority will be given to PhD students and Early Postdocs (within 5 years of PhD) from Africa. Limited slots are available for self-sponsored participants from other parts of the world.

Course Bursary:

The course is free. Participants from Africa will receive a bursary from the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders - IDeaL to cover flights from within Africa, accommodation and meals. Participants from other parts of the world will not be eligible for bursary and will  have to meet the full cost of attendance. 

Application Procedure :

Applicants should complete the course application form here:

Application Deadline: 1st June 2019

Further information:

Dorcas Mbuvi (KEMRI Wellcome Trust)

Alex Mackay (University of Glasgow )

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