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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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HIV Modelling Consortium Symposium 2017

May 22, 2017 in News

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World Malaria Day (WMD)

May 16, 2017 in News

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Neglected Diseases in SEA: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling

May 15, 2017 in News, workshop

Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop: Neglected Diseases in SEA: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling

Southeast Asia countries face common threats from infections, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) that particularly affect marginalized communities―the most vulnerable to exposure and least able to seek treatment. Understanding the transmission and control of infectious diseases can be aided by mathematical modelling, helping to predict disease outbreaks, quantify intervention impact, estimate economic and health-care burdens, and inform cost-effective public health strategies. This workshop will introduce participants to topics from bacterial & viral to helminth NTDs and NZDs through series of lectures and practicals followed by group discussions and Q&A sessions, addressing: a) basic models for vector-borne diseases; b) infection intensity frameworks for helminth infections, and c) models for zoonotic infections.

The aims of the workshop are;

  1. To share knowledge in the field of mathematical modelling of NTDs and NZDs
  2. To provide early career scientists with familiarity in mathematical modelling in the field of NTD/NZD epidemiology and public/One health
  3. To initiate a regional network of public/One health specialists in South East Asia that will acquire quantitative expertise to tackle and share experiences in NTD/NZD intervention, implementation and evaluation
  4. To strengthen ties between public/One health research agencies in South East Asia and the United Kingdom through research collaboration

The target audience will be early career researchers and scientists ((PhD students and PhD holders with up to 10 years experience) working in epidemiology, parasitology, and public/One health. Previous mathematical expertise is not required. Those interested in applying will submit a CV and a cover letter (personal statement indicating why the course would benefit the applicant’s collaborative research development in the area of NTDs/NZDs) via email to the partner applicants. Spaces are limited to 12 Malaysian and 12 UK participants.

Those selected will be covered for the costs of:

Registration and materials

Travel: International (up to GBP1000) /Domestic airfare (up to GBP150)

Subsistence: GBP350 (GBP70/day)

Dates for the workshop: 28th August – 1st September 2017

Venue: Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Contact persons for registration and further information:

Prof Maria-Gloria Basáñez (United Kingdom) email: m.basanez@imperial.ac.uk

Associate Prof Dr Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain (Malaysia) email: nsheena@um.edu.my

 

Deadline for registration: 16th June 2017

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Assistant Professor @ Warwick University

April 25, 2017 in Job, News

Warwick University is seeking to expand its research in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, with a strong preference for candidates who’s research is interdisciplinary linking experimental and observational data collection from the microbiology laboratory to quantitative analysis.

Further information can be found here: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/612191-assistant-professor

 

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Mathematical Modelling for Infectious Diseases @ Cape Town

April 2, 2017 in News, workshop

http://www.stats.uct.ac.za/stats/study/postgrad/shortcoursescapetown

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