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National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics

The National Doctoral Programme in Infections and Antibiotics (NDPIA) was initiated in 2014 and is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). NDPIA is affiliated with MIMS and the Swedish National Network for Infection Biology, which connect research environments of infectious disease and infection biology throughout the Sweden.

The National Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA) aims to connect research environments studying infection and antibiotics not only at major Swedish universities and institutes but internationally as well, by offering advanced training courses and meetings that promote scientific research and recruitment of young scientists.

The NDPIA programme offers its members participation in courses, workshops, conferences, and symposiums focused on basic and clinical research as well as advanced techniques. NDPIA supports participation in these activities and in relevant international courses through co-funding of travel and accommodation costs. NDPIA also co-funds short research visits within Sweden and abroad through travel grants. No mandatory activities are included.

Examples of courses and workshops:
• Pathogens and immune evasion strategies
• Photomicrography and image processing for science
• Protein structure and drug design
• Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance
• Mosquito-borne viruses and their vectors
• Live imaging of intracellular infections
• Vaccines for the next generation
• Emerging viral diseases
• Practical course in Medical Nanotechnology
• Chemical biology, assay development for drug screening

Welcome to register! PhD students and postdoctoral fellows may become NDPIA members if they are enrolled at a Swedish university/institute or with one of our international partners and if they are active in research on infections and/or antimicrobials. For membership registration, click here.

Please visit the NDPIA  website for additional information on the programme, how to register, organization and contact persons together with information on future courses, workshops etc.

Contact persons:

Debra Milton, National Coordinator of NDPIA, Umeå University/MIMS

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Hanna Eriksson, Communication Administrator for NDPIA, Umeå University

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Battling antibiotic resistance

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