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Tropical Diseases Modelling Network (TDModNet)

July 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tropical Diseases Modelling Network (TDModNet)

TDModNet is a new network for mathematical modellers and their collaborators based in the tropics and working on tropical infectious diseases. There are members with a range of research experience (from graduate student to professor) and expertise (mathematicians, biologists, epidemiologists, malariologists, policy makers, geneticists, bioinformaticists, clinicians). The aim is to provide a forum to build mathematical modelling capacity in the developing world in a self-sufficient way by exploiting the pre-existing structure of the network members.

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2015 TDModNet visiting fellow selected as a MARCAD Postdoc Fellow

October 20, 2016 in News


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The Marcad Program

October 18, 2016 in Grants, News, postdoc

The Marcad Program

The MAlaria Research CApacity Development (MARCAD) Consortium in West and Central Africa is launching a new PhD and Post Doc programme in the thematic areas of Malaria Elimination or Control/Scale up of Interventions. MARCAD is a partnership of institutions sponsored by the Wellcome Trust working in partnership with the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA). The University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Senegal is the lead institution working in partnership with the University Health & Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ghana; the University of Yaoundé 1 (UYI), Cameroun; the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia (MRCG), and the Malaria Research & Training Center (MRTC), Mali. The programme is supported by three European institutions; the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) & the University of Copenhagen (UoC).

MARCAD seeks to train African scientists toward building a critical mass for the control and the elimination of malaria, equip them to compete effectively for international funding, offer them international exposure, and facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions.  Fellowships will be held at one of the five African-based institutions. Three MARCAD fellows will be hosted within strong interdisciplinary teams at one of the five African institutions, one PhD and two post-docs.

The programme offers: 

•    5 PhD Ffellowships of 4 years duration, each providing: stipends, tuition fees, the costs of a 6 month training visit to a partner Institution, career development, training and support and up to 55,000 Euros of research funding to address a nationally relevant research question.

•    10 Postdoctoral Fellowships of three years duration, each providing: salary support, the costs of a 3 month training visit to a partner Institution, mentorship and career development support and 83,000 Euros of research funding to address nationally relevant research question.

Applicants must be African nationals, normally resident in a malaria endemic country of Africa and have an intention to pursue a long-term career in malaria research or control. Applications from female researchers are actively encouraged. Applicants for a PhD fellowship must have a Masters Degree and applicants for a Post doctoral fellowship must have a PhD and appropriate research experience.


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TDMODNet Seed Funding Programme 2016

October 6, 2016 in Grants, News


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A User’s Guide to Infectious Disease Modelling

September 15, 2016 in News

A User’s Guide to Infectious Disease Modelling

This guide is intended as an introduction to interpreting the results of mathematical modelling studies in epidemiology. Such studies are increasingly used to support decision-making related to immunisation policy and the control of vaccine preventable diseases. The guide is designed to be read either in full or on a section by section basis, with these sections closely relating to the ordering of material in published modelling papers. Where it has been essential to use more technical terms to convey a precise message, these have been italicized to indicate inclusion in the attached glossary found on pages 24-26 of this document.

The guidance has been kept fairly general as we could not cover the large variety of specific details that appear in the literature. References for further reading are provided at the end of the document.


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Modelling Workshop@The International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM) 2016

September 9, 2016 in News, workshop

The PRISM modelling CRE – – will be holding a workshop to follow on from the International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Malaria this September in Brisbane. The workshop, entitled Modelling Emerging Infections and Neglected Tropical Diseases, will run for a day and a half at Customs House following the main conference.

This workshop will focus on the particular challenges for epidemiologic modelling of neglected  tropical diseases and emerging infections and highlight emerging and mixed methods that  promise new insights and solutions. Specific issues to be addressed will include methods integration, dealing with sparse data, population mobility, ‘real time’ situational assessment and interactions with vectors and intermediate hosts.

Sessions will include a mixture of presentations from invited international experts and others  selected  from  abstract. Download the Final Workshop program here.

Date: Thursday 22 & Friday 23 September 2016
Time: Thursday: Half day from 2.00pm & Friday: Full day
Venue: Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4001
Fee: 300.00 AUD
Workshop Organisers: Jodie McVernon (University of Melbourne), Archie Clements (Australian National University), Joshua Ross (University of Adelaide), James McCaw (University of Melbourne), James Wood (University of New South Wales), Emma McBryde (James Cook University), Kathryn Glass (Australian National University), Nicholas Geard (University of Melbourne).
Inclusions: Workshop participation certificate, Workshop materials, all day catering and post-workshop networking event.






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