The scientific community and the South-South Initiative for Infectious Diseases of Poverty (SSI) received very sad news about the decease of Professor Mariano Levin (click here to see his background) who has been contributing so much to Latin American Science and SSI. Please click HERE to post personal messages as a tribute to Mariano
Brocher Foundation is calling application for Visiting Reseachers for 2012. Those interested in the programme, click here for more detailed information. Deadline for the application is January 11, 2011.

2011 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship is available. Please click here for more information.

IPT is calling for application for a course on "Advanced international course in translational bioinformatics in Africa". The application deadline is Oct 17, 2010. Please click here for more information.

Karolinska Institutet - RIKEN Joint International Doctoral Course on “Functional Architecture of the Cell Nucleus" will be held duing November 24-30, 2010 . Please click here for more information.

Fellowships to support M.Sc-Ph.D. study in Brazil are available. Please click here to obtain more information.

The Gordon Research Conference on "From Bench to Field" covering Tropical Infectious Diseases (TIDs) such as arboviral diseases, cholera, filariasis, leishmaniasis, malaria, rickettsiosis and trypanosomiasis, etc, will be held during March 13-18, 2011 at Hotel Galvez, Galveston,Texas, USA. The deadline for submission of application is February 11, 2011. Please click here to obtain conference details and the preliminary program.

ICGEB is calling for applications from interested participants to attend a Wellcome Trust Workshop on "Working with Pathogen Genomes" to be held at ICGEB from 16-21 January 2011. Please click here for more detailed information.

Medicines for Neglected Diseases Workshop (MEND2010) will be held at Boston University during 10-11 September 2010. Web registration is now open and will be closed in September 8, 2010. For those unable to travel to the Boston Area, you may register at www.MeND2010.mindthehealthgap.org for a live, interactive webcast. Professionals, trainees, and students from low- and middle-income countries. For more information, please contact MeND2010@mindthehealthgap.org.

SSI committee has finished the selection of applications for the 9th Annual Workshops of the South –South Initiative for Infectious Diseases of Poverty in Foz do Igua?u, Brazil, 22- 25 October 2010. Please click here to obtain information.

Welcome Trust is calling an application (deadline 27 August 2010) for the Genomic Epidemiology course to be held in Kilifi, Kenya in November 2010. Those interested please click here for more information.

SSI is calling LOI to attend a workshop on Grant Writing to be held in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) during 23-25 October 2010. The deadline for submission of LOI is CLOSED. Those interested please click here for more information.

The Government of India (Department of Science and Technology) has initiated CV Raman International Fellowship for African researchers for year 2010. Please click here to view more details

 Institut Pasteur Tunis is calling applications to attend a symposium and a workshop on Tuberculosis: Molecular tools for diagnosis, drug susceptibility testing, and typing during Sept 20-Oct 2, 2010 at Institut Pasteur Tunis. Please click here for further information.

 The NIAID-funded Bioinformatics Resource Center VectorBase is calling for proposals for Driving Biological Projects (DBP's) on infectious diseases research related to human microbial pathogens and invertebrate vectors of human diseases. Two awards will be given. If you have any further questions, please call vector@nd.edu.

The International Conference on Bioinformatics for 2010 (InCoB2010) will be held during Sep 26-28, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The organizing committee will be calling for submission of ABSTRACTS and Registration SOON. Please click here for more detailed information.
EMBO Global Exchange programme in 2010 focuses on establishment of long-lasting cooperation worldwide. The programme is currently available to scientists in India, China, Taiwan, and Africa. Those interested in the programme, click here for more detailed information.

Adequation Germany is an international non-profit organization of which the main focus is to provide used lab equipment and training to scientists in need across the world. Application is required to ensure that the requested equipment can be used by the applicants.  Please click here for more detailed information.

TDR invites proposals for Career Development Grants on the applications of bioinformatics and functional genomics focusing on the understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of, and identification of new targets for development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for, TDR's ten target diseases. Grant recipients are expected to develop their research in association with the TDR-supported Regional Training Centers, i.e. African National Bioinformatics Institute, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA , University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL and Mahidol University, Bangkok, THAILAND The selected project wil receive budget ranging from US$ 25,000 - US$ 30,000 per year and will be supported for up to 3 years based on successful performance. For further information, please contact Dr. Hashim Ghalib

Jatropha genomics has launched a website for Jatropha ESTs. full length genes for Jatropha research community. Those interested can obtained more information from http://jatrophagenomics.rellife.com/

A significant movement at political level on South-South Research Collaboration between Kenya and Argentina: A group of paliament members from Kenya recently visited the Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingenieria Genetic y Biologa Molecular, Argentina. Click here to view a group photo

A total of 10 ASEAN Foundation Scholarships are available. Those interested please click here for further information.

The Malaria Capacity Development Consortium is seeking applications from African Scientists to apply for a PhD fellowship supported by the Wellcome Trust. The fellowship is to develop a PhD at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (http://www.knust.edu.gh). For more detailed information, please visit www.mcdconsortium.org.

 The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaboration with the TWAS are organizing the interactive event TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2010 on "Publishing Scientific papers in the Developing World" and 100 young scientists will be selected to participate and share their experiences with publishing their papers and meet with speakers from various publishing houses. Those interest please click here for more information.

The Office of Rare Diseases Research at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Office of Orphan Products Development at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are announcing the 2010 edition of their collaboratively developed a broad survey course on "The Science of Small Clinical Trials. Please click here to obtain more information.

A linked page of science education called "Scitable" from Nature Publishing Group useful for faculty and students in Biology, Genetics and other related field is now available. Those interested can visit http://www.nature.com/scitable/ to view the contents.
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