Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

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iCubed Offers Training in Design of Vaccines for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Published on January 19, 2012

The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed) is currently accepting applications for its 2012 Neglected Tropical Disease Vaccine Design Training Program. The workshop will be held from May 29-June 8, 2012 at the iCubed laboratories at the University of Rhode Islands Providence Campus.

The aim of this workshop is to train new Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) researchers to use state-of-the-art immunoinformatics tools to develop new vaccines faster and more effectively, ultimately reducing the global burden of NTD. The training at iCubed will include an intensive, hand-on immunoinformatics and vaccinology core curriculum as well as bench-based immunology training. Selection of NTD Fellows will be based on the applicants current involvement in research on neglected tropical diseases, prior doctoral or equivalent training in immunology or a related area in the vaccine development field, and substantial commitment from the applicants home institution to their future research career. The fellows will be expected to generate data on a selected NTD during the training program and publish the results after the training. The Fellows home institution will be responsible for their travel, housing and dining expenses.

Those interested should provide the following information by February 1, 2012:

  • A description of your work, including reasons for your interest in learning to use new immunoinformatics tools and how it would apply to your research project in the future (maximum 1 page).
  • Curriculum Vitae (NIH formatted).
  • Two letters of reference.

All application materials should be sent electronically to Mr. Patrick Lowney, Coordinator, at PLowney.uri@gmail.com (401-277-5408).

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