Addressing key research priorities for parasitic helminth diseases in China
The organising committee would like invite applications from UK based Early Career Researchers, to attend a 3 day conference at Fudan University, Shanghai China, December 2-5th 2019.
The remit of the funding is to build UK-partner country collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to Newton partner countries’ social welfare and economic development. This conference will bring together China based and UK based researchers to present and develop ideas associated with technologies and expertise of relevance to helminth diseases of China. We are placing a particular focus on developing emerging scientists based in the UK. Three broad areas associated with helminth diseases have been prioritised; namely bioinformatics, diagnostics and molecular methods, and social science approaches; but this is not an exclusive list.
At the conference we will catalyse a dialog between UK and China based researchers across the important field of helminth diseases. Mentors from the UK and China will lead the central themes.
The conference is an opportunity to present your work in a supportive international environment, and to network and build partnerships with Chinese researchers. We anticipant 15-20 attendees from the UK and similar number from China. As such most participants will be given the opportunity to give a short presentation.
As the workshop is funded by the Newton Fund, we particularly welcome applications from Early Career Researchers (ECR), which is defined as within 7 years of award of PhD/MD. Applicants must have a current primary appointment at a UK academic institution, but can be of any nationality.
This work was supported by a Researcher Links Bilateral Workshop grant, ID 2018-RLWK10-10033, under the China-UK partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the National Science Foundation of China and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit www.newtonfund.ac.uk.
We will provide economy flights from the UK to Shanghai, all accommodation and most meals. Participants would need to organise and pay themselves for a visa for China when necessary (holders of a British passport will need a visa). More details on this and a formal letter of invitation will be provided if you are selected for participation.
The main organisers of the conference are Professor Hu Wei, Department of Microbiology and Microbial Engineering, Fudan University Shanghai, and Dr Geoffrey Gobert, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast.
Please in your email application provide the following information, which will be used in the selection of participants.
- Name, position and affiliation
- Date of PhD/MD award
- Area of research preference
- Bioinformatics and omics
- Molecular techniques and/or diagnostics
- Social science approaches
- Potential title of presentation and 150 word abstract
- Future research interests and aspirations
Applications should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm Friday 28th June 2019.
Please add to the subject line of your email application “Newton Shanghai Helminth Conference 2019”.
Selection of applicants will be made before the end of July .