ImmunoGambia 2016: West Africa Regional School on Immunology of Infectious Diseases
A one-week course sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation (VWF) and the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)
Location: MRC Unit, Banjul, The Gambia
Date: 19 – 26 November, 2016
This one-week course is open to 35 advanced PhD and MD students and post-doctoral scientists from the Gambia and other West African countries and 5 from Germany. The course will provide an interactive forum with international faculty, focussing on immunology of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and additional tropical diseases.
All participants will have free access to teaching material via the web-based Immunopaedia platform (http://www.immunopaedia.org.za/teaching-learning-tools/ ) 6 weeks ahead of the course, and are expected to have familiarized themselves with a good knowledge of basic and clinical immunology.
The course will include a practical introduction to flow cytometry.
The registration fee is 50 EUR for African students and 500 EUR for German students. Travel costs (up to 800 EUR) and accommodation will be covered for all participants by the sponsoring institutions.
To apply, please send the following documents as ONE SINGLE PDF not later than May 31st, 2016, per email to Prof. Dieter Kabelitz, Institute of Immunology, University of Kiel, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org):
• one page application letter with statements as to how participation at the course will help to shape your career in Africa
• one page CV
• one page abstract for poster presentation
• one page of (most important) publications, if applicable
• one page letter of support from your supervisor
10 of the submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.