SymbNET PhD Summer School 2023

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Host-microbe interactions shape each other’s physiology, ecology, and evolution. Human health, for instance, can be strongly influenced by the symbiotic microbial community. The impact of these interactions extend to the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This is an expanding field of research in biology and there is a current need to summarize and integrate the knowledge that is being generated, and to extrapolate general principles to be incorporated in future innovative research projects. This Summer School aims at training the next generations of researchers in host-microbe symbioses.

The SymbNET PhD Summer School 2023 is for PhD students from diverse geographies and backgrounds, interested in acquiring in depth understanding of the field of Host-Microbe Symbioses from different perspectives. The Summer School is designed to teach concepts, identify new research questions, and present state of the art approaches in host-microbe symbiosis. It will consist of lectures from experts in the field, incorporating a variety of research models and topics. It will also involve the conceptual development of new research projects, by the students. The project exercise aims to promote thinking deeply about the questions and future directions in the field, and promote creative research approaches.

Hotel, meals, and travel are sponsored for accepted students.  Students from different backgrounds and from low performances countries are encouraged to apply

Applications should be submitted until March, 20th 

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This Summer School is organized by SymbNET, an European network for research on host-microbe symbiosis, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (FCG-IGC).

The FCG-IGC has a strong background in postgraduate studies and research on host-microbe symbioses and is uniquely prepared to organise this innovative and high-quality Summer School. 

The course is co-organized by the Moore Foundationthe Católica Biomedical Research Centre, the Origin and Functions of Metaorganisms Collaborative Research Centre 1182 (CRC 1182), and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.

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