The Institute for Immunology and Informatics (iCubed) is excited to host its next class of incoming researchers attending this year’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Workshop. The workshop is taking place May 29 through June 8, 2012 in the iCubed laboratories located on the University of Rhode Island’s Providence Campus.
The goal of this program is to train new Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) researchers to use state-of-the-art immunoinformatics tools to develop new vaccines faster and more effectively, ultimately reducing the global burden of NTD. The training at iCubed will include an intensive, hand-on immunoinformatics and vaccinology core curriculum as well as bench-based immunology training.
Selection of the NTD Fellows is based on the individual’s current involvement in research on neglected tropical diseases, prior doctoral or equivalent training in immunology or a related area in the vaccine development field, and substantial commitment from the applicant’s home institution to their future research career. The fellows will generate data on a selected NTD during the training program and will publish the results after the training.