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U of I Center Hosts Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Course

October 17, 2017

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem will host the first Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases six-day course in June 2018. This course provides accessible, condensed training and knowledge networking for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology, cutting edge technology and tools, expertise and resources for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans.

We seek to train the next generation of scientists and help working professionals to more effectively address current and emerging threats with new tools and a strong network of collaborators and mentors.

The Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases course is Sunday through Friday, June 24-29, 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and invited to register for the course in Spring 2018. 

The course is both lecture- and lab-based, delivered by internationally recognized experts, with integrated case studies of emerging vector-borne pathogens to highlight parallels and key distinctions in biology and technology across plant, animal and human vector-borne diseases. This course sets an example of new vision, through leadership of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, to create an enduring community of participants and instructors to expand the impact and sustainability of these approaches.

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