Training | Middle Eastern Biology of Parasitism - MeBoP

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

This is a high-caliber scientific course that would cover various aspects of parasitology from molecular biology and epidemiology to genomics, targeted for students in the Middle East as well as North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Michael Gottlieb Memorial Award will support students attending MeBoP! The award was made possible with help from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

MeBoP Goals:

To provide high-caliber scientific training covering various aspects of parasitology research from molecular biology and epidemiology to genomics. We believe that it is critical that scientific skills that are well established elsewhere in the world are disseminated to endemic areas where they can be put into practice to face local issues.

To provide an environment where young scientists from conflicted political areas are given the opportunity to focus on their mutual professional interests and goals, and to promote networking and the building of professional collaborations across these areas.

Course Dates and location:

Dates: July 23 - August 5, 2023

Location: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Application Deadline: February 26, 2023

Before you apply please read these important instructions. When you are ready use this Online Application form to apply

Workshop format:

MeBoP is a 2 week intensive course that will host a small select group of top candidates (12-16 grad-students, postdocs and young professionals) from Middle Eastern as well as North and Sub-Saharan African countries.

Each day will consist of a 4-hour morning lecture session followed by an afternoon lab practical. Lectures and modules are given by leading scientists in the field of parasite research (see program).