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Selected opportunities across Cambridge and beyond with an interdisciplinary focus related/valuable to infectious diseases researchers.    

10 Jul

Development and use of diagnostics for schistosomiasis: the long walk from the lab to the field 

Seminar by Professor Govert van Dam, Leiden UniversityTuesday 10 July, 18:00-19:00 Audit Room, King's College, Cambridge. This seminar is part of the Neglected Tropical Diseases series, which is a King's College (Cambridge) collaboration with the Cambridge-Africa Programme and the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research at the University of Cambridge.

Read the abstract for the seminar and register to attend by visiting here.

10 Jul

Wildlife and well-being in urban landscapes Jul 10, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:45 PM — Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo,
This Institute of Zoology meeting will focus on urban wildlife, including pollinators, a local hedgehog population and urban citizen-science projects, as well as discussing potential linkages between human well-being, physical health and urban ecology.

11 Jul

LMB IGBMC- Graduate Life Sciences Symposium

Student showcase of LMB research with ample free food and networking!

9-11 July

Image Analysis for Biologists This course will focus on computational methods for analysing cellular images and extracting quantitative data from them. Bioinformatics Training, free for University of Cambridge students.

12-13 Jul

An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Bioinformatics Training, free for University of Cambridge students.

18 Jul 

Training: Making your social media research video  09:30 – 16:30, Seminar Room B, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge   Learn about the best ways to create & upload video for Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. You just need yourself, an idea for some short simple videos that describe your research, a smartphone and your enthusiasm! Open to all Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine PhD students and Early-Career Researchers. Register using the password ‘engage’. 

20 July

Using the Ensembl Genome Browser The Ensembl Project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences.Bioinformatics Training, free for University of Cambridge students.

16 – 20 Jul

LSTHM AMR Centre Short course | ££ AMR: a multidisciplinary approach. This course equips delegates with the knowledge, conceptual frameworks and tools necessary to understand and respond to the complex threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The course learning reflects a One Health perspective that incorporates multiple disciplines, multiple sectors and national and international level considerations. Apply here

30 Jul next enrollment

CourseERa Metagenomics Course

15-18 Aug

Ecohealth 2018 7th Congress of the International Association of Ecology and Health Cali, Colombia. August 15th to 18th 2018 . Abstracts closed now.

27-28 Aug

Young Microbiologists Symposium 2018 Belfast, UK

29-30 Aug

One Health, Many Perspectives: Emerging Research from LMICs Post Graduate & Early Career Researcher Symposium | 29-30th August 2018 | Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Abstracts closed now.

07 Sep

CeBIL Annual Symposium: Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and the Law

7 September, 9am-5pm, Christ’s College, Cambridge

This one-day symposium, aims to tackle some of the challenging issues raised by black-box precision medicine, particularly for legal and regulatory frameworks. Black-box precision medicine is an exciting new frontier in health care diagnostics, harnessing the power of big data and artificial intelligence to examine newly available troves of health data, including genomic sequences, patient clinical care records, and the results of diagnostic tests. 

28 Sep

Cambridge will host the European Researchers Night  2018 for the first time this year, showcasing the value of publicly funded research and inspiring a new generation of researchers. Our public engagement team are keen to hear from groups who would like to be involved through hands-on activities, pop up talks, science comedy, music etc. Contact the CID coordinator / and public engagement team for more information and to register your interest. 

07 Nov

The Livestock, Environment and People Conference is taking place in Oxford on Nov 7th 2018 (booking required). The LEAP call for abstracts is open until 30th July 2018. A Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference On The Effects Of Meat And Dairy On Population Health, The Economy, Society And The Environment.

08-11 Oct

MedVetPATHOGENS 2018 – 5th Prato Conference on Animal Bacterial Pathogenesis Prato Italy

08-11 Oct

25th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses Dublin, Ireland

07-13 Oct

Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge. ££ Application and Bursary Deadline: 13 July 2018

16 Nov

CID Annual Meeting of Minds, Robinson College, Cambridge. Free. Save the date!

27-29 Nov

Antimicrobial Resistance - NEW Wellcome Trust Genome Centre - Conference
Opens soon |  email for updates

26–28 Nov

EFFORT against antimicrobial resistance. The European EFFORT consortium will hold the International Conference “Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain – From Science to Policy”. Please save the dates!


18 Feb-01 Mar

Mathematical Models for Infectious Disease Dynamics. Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge. ££ Opens soon - email for updatesview 2018 course page



Anniversary Awards
To celebrate our 30 year anniversary, we're awarding 30 free places on our upcoming 2018 Wellcome Genome Campus events.These anniversary awards are open to early career stage researchers and healthcare professionals from anywhere in the world. For terms and conditions and to apply for an award, download the 30 year Anniversary Award application form.

Completed forms must be emailed to by the conference registration or course application deadline.