KENYA Biology of Parasitism (KENBOP 2018)

KENYA Biology of Parasitism (KENBOP 2018)

Issued: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:36:00 BST

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

Course Date: 3rd - 7th September 2018‌

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

Course Organisers: Francis Ndungu, Philip Bejon, Eunice Nduati, Samson Kinyanjui, Melissa Kapula KEMRI – Wellcome Trust Research Programme Paul Garside, Andy Waters, Matt Marti Wellcome Centre For Molecular Parasitology  Cheryl Andisi Pwani University

Course Administrators: Alex Mackay, ( (WCMP, University of Glasgow) & Charles Kamau ( KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Course Detail: A week long course targeted at PhD students and early postdocs who have 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 adavances 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 creers sessions run by scientist who have a strong track record in obtaining research grant.

Flow Cytometry & Bioinformatics Workshops: 10th - 14th September, Pwani University, Kilifi. A few course participants will be selected (based on their application) to attend hands on training in the above workshops. Complete the relevant sections of the KENBOP 2018 Application Form if you are interested in attending these workshops.

Eligibility: PhD Students and junior post-docs (within 5 years of PhD) working in either Universities or research institutes in Eastern Africa including South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Uganda, Congo, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Limited slots are available for self-funded participants from other parts of the world.

Course Bursary: the course is free. Participants from Africa will receive a bursary to cover flights from within Africa, accommodation and meals. Participants from other parts of the world will not be eligible for a bursary and will have to meet the full cost of attendance. If selected to attend the course, flights (from within Africa) accommodation and meals will be covered for each student.

Applications Procedure: Applicants should complete the KENBOP 2018 Application Form ‌and send along with a ONE page CV to

Deadline for applications: 15th June 2018‌

This course is supported by resources provided by:

University of Glasgow (Wellcome Centre For Molecular Parasitology), KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme , PWANI University