A two-week course at ANU’s Kioloa campus offering students a unique opportunity to work with prominent Australian parasitologists and learn state-of-the-art research techniques.
26th Nov - 9th Dec 2017
The following themes will be explored through lectures, tutorials and practicals during the course:
- Evolution of Parasites
- Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
- Drug Discovery
- Parasites and the Immune System
- Immuno-diagnostics of Parasitic Infections
- Bioinformatics of parasite genomes
- Veterinary and Wildlife Parasitology
- Vector borne Diseases
The course will explore the diversity of parasitic life-styles, answering questions such as:
- What does it take to be a parasite?
- What are the costs and benefits of parasitism?
- What host defences have developed?
- What mechanisms have evolved to find vectors and hosts efficiently?
- What is the advantage of having multiple hosts?
- What specific characteristics must an anti-parasitic drug have?
- What are the chances of developing vaccines against parasitic diseases?
- What will the future of parasitology look like?
To register, see: http://parasite.org.au/education/concepts-in-parasitology/