From 17-19 September 2014 the Evolutionary Ecology Group at the Department of Biology, University of Antwerp organizes a 3-day Summer workshop
" Ecology and Evolution of Parasites and Infections: From data to theory".
This workshop is open to Ph.D.-students and young post-doctoral researchers with an interest in the Ecology and Evolution of Parasites and Infections. Participation is free of charge and includes hand-outs, refreshments during breaks and lunch. The number of participants is limited to 15.
For registration (obligatory), send an email with a brief motivation (max. 10 lines) and a cv to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 August.
The program of the workshop consists of two different activities:
1) Renowned international scientists will give lectures, at PhD-student level, about recent developments related to the workshop theme in their discipline;
These include (titles still to be specified more):
Sandra Telfer (University of Aberdeen): The importance of empirical studies to test and develop theoretical models of disease transmission.
Niels Hens (University of Hasselt): Vaccination as an experiment to test epi-demiological theory. (+hands-on session on epidemiological modelling in software R)
Philippe Lemey (KU Leuven): Integrating molecular data and computational biology to investigate virus evolution: from data to theory. (+ demonstration of software for such work)
2) All participating PhD-students and post-docs briefly present their research project and have ample time to discuss it with the other participants and the international scientists. The aim is to stimulate networking within Flanders and receive fresh input from top experts in the field.