Dear colleagues and friends,

In Europe - unlike in the USA - there have been very few practical courses on human fungal pathogens. As there are many laboratories in Europe working on these fungal pathogens, it is important that we can provide a platform for training of the students working in these labs. Thus, it is our pleasure to anounce our third FEBS Practical course on infection models for human fungal infections.

In our course, we will address host-pathogen interactions by teaching state-of-the-art alternative infection models and techniques.

Laboratory exercises focus primarily on Candida and Aspergillus, and include different infection models such as cell culture, interaction with primary immune cells, and alternative model hosts, combined with a wide array of state-of-the-art read-out methods, e.g. adhesion, invasion and damage assays, phagocytosis assays, and cytokine quantification. In order to broaden students understanding of infection models and pathogenesis, invited seminar speakers provide further insight into fungal biology and the methods and models used to study interactions of these fungi with the host.

Social evenings and coffee/lunch breaks provide ample opportunities for informal exchange and discussions between participants and lecturers.

To ensure efficient hands-on training and exchange between participants and lecturers the course is limited to 16 participants.

We're looking forward to your applications!

Ilse Jacobsen, Bernhard Hube, and Mark Gresnigt, 
Course Organizers

This FEBS Practical Course is Sponsored by



  • Applications Opening
    1 August 2019
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    31 October 2019
  • Applications closing
    31 October 2019

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