Virtual Conference: Reproducibility, Replicability and Trust in Science

This interesting conference will bring together an international audience of researchers motivated to improve the robustness of scientific research. It will also involve important stakeholder groups: data and services providers, publishers, institutions and funders that are developing policies and tools.

The overarching theme of this conference is to position the challenge of reproducibility and replicability as a behaviour-change problem that when addressed can lead to culture change within research. The programme will explore how the right incentives can drive positive behaviour, with examples presented from a variety of groups and organisations. We will also focus on the development and implementation of open science tools, which can help researchers produce transparent, trustworthy and therefore potentially better-quality scientific outputs.

More information can be found here.

Conference: Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease (Web-based) 21 - 23 October 2020

The 9th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, cancer and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving area.

Recent studies have revealed the complexity of the gut microbial ecology and its network connectivity to the metabolic regulation of important pathways in the host. Studies on microbiota from various body sites are helping us to understand how microorganisms affect the host. Alterations in microbiome composition have been associated with many non-infectious diseases including inflammatory bowel conditions, autoimmune diseases, cancers and diabetes, although in many cases causality has yet to be established.

This meeting will update current knowledge of how various microbiomes (skin, oral, gut, lung, non-bacterial etc.) communicate with the host and the factors that influence these interactions. The programme will feature new developments enabled by new technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on how to apply recent discoveries to disease processes, health restoration and maintenance.

More info can be found here.

The Virtual Microbiome Summit 2020 19-22 May

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ImmunoSensation Summer School 2020: Immunology at Scales

The goals of the Summer School „Immunology at Scales“ are:

• Stimulate curiosity and inspiration for the kissing points of immunology from microscopic to macroscopic level

• Equip graduate students and young postdocs with advanced knowledge required to conduct research in these fields

• Provide an outstanding opportunity to establish scientific networks.

The Bonn Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation proudly presents its Summer School on Immunology. Leading experts in life sciences and mathematics will teach and discuss research, techniques and methods. This competitive and high quality training is open to ambitious students and postdocs with an excellent scientific track record. Close personal communication of participants with the speakers is guaranteed. Interaction will be fostered by small group events and networking activities. The conference venue Schwanenwerder at the Wannsee is located on one side very central to Germany's capital - in only 30 minutes you can reach Berlin's main train station. On the other hand, there is the perfect opportunity to concentrate on the essentials and to have intensive conversations and discussions in the green and quiet landscape, situated directly at the lake.

More information can be found HERE



As part of the GROWTH Training Programme, GROWTH ESRs and PhD students from other consortia are invited to subscribe to the following courses organized by the National Phenome Centre.

1. Hands-on NMR Spectroscopy for Metabolic Profiling

This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It will cover study design, sample preparation, NMR spectrometer set up for global profiling, 2-dimensional NMR experiments and spectral data analysis.

Date: 24-28 February 2020. More information you can find HERE

2. Hands-on Data Analysis for Metabolic Profiling

This 4 day course provides a comprehensive overview of data analysis for metabolic profiling studies with data acquired from NMR spectroscopy and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. It combines lectures and tutorial sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications.

Date: 21 – 24 April 2020. More information you can find HERE

3. Hands-on LC-MS for Metabolic Profiling

This week long course aims to cover how to perform a metabolic profiling experiment, from start to finish. It will cover study design, sample preparation, the use of mass spectrometry for global profiling and targeted methodologies and data analysis.

Date: 27 April - 1 May 2020. More information you can find HERE

9th DGfI Translational Immunology School, March 19 - 21, 2020 (Potsdam)

The Translational Immunology Schools (TIS) up to now were great success stories. They were attended each by more than 50 people from academic research as well as from clinical research institutions and industry. The topics covered include developments in diagnostics, new research technologies, modern immune intervention and new immune therapeutic principles. Moreover there was a focus on vaccines and B cells as important therapeutic targets. Furthermore, they discussed the current status on stem cell therapy, gene therapy and immune therapy of tumors as well as transplantation tolerance in the last translational schools.

Registration/Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2020

More information can be found HERE

ESPGHAN GI Summer School

It is the tradition of ESPGHAN to hold a Gastroenterology School every year. After the last activity in Italy, we invite Young Investigators and Trainees to join us for another exciting School in the beautiful city of Jerusalem, Israel, from June 24 - 26, 2020.

The main topics will cover functional GI disorders, coeliac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, IBD, motility disorders, intestinal failure, pancreatic disorders.

Application Deadline: 28.04.2020

More information can be found HERE

Recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by HCEA, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the world’s largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. DDW 2020 and all associated events, scheduled for May 2-5, 2020, in Chicago, have been cancelled.

United European Gastroenterology Week 2020 in Amsterdam (10-14 October)

UEG, United European Gastroenterology, is a professional non-profit organisation combining all the leading European medical specialist and national societies focussing on digestive health.

The UEG Week is the premier venue for researchers from across the globe to present their research. UEG Week combines world class scientific research, invited lectures by leading minds in gastroenterology and an excellent Postgraduate Teaching Programme. Multidisciplinarity is a key focus of UEG Week, which covers topics of interest for the entire GI community.

More information on the UEGW 2020 can be found HERE