SMIDDY Newsletter (28.05.2013)

Topics:

1. SMIDDY 2013 – Open Registration and Abstract Submission
2. Systems Biology of Infections Symposium, 23-27 June 2013, Ascona, Switzerland
3. Post-doctoral associate, Eco-Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of Zoonotic Infections, University of Minnesota, USA

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1. SMIDDY 2013 – Open Registration and Abstract Submission

We are happy to announce that registration and abstract submission for the Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics (SMIDDY) 2013 are now open. SMIDDY is a one-day meeting focused on mathematical, computational and statistical modeling of infectious diseases. This years meeting will be held at the ETH Zurich on Friday, 13 September 2013.

The two keynote speakers are:
– Prof. Dr. Niel Hens, Interuniversity Institute of Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
– Prof. Dr. Amalio Telenti, Institute of Microbiology, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Please visit the SMIDDY website for registration, submission of abstracts and further information: http://www.smiddy.ch

Important dates:
– Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July
– Registration Deadline: 31 August

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2. Systems Biology of Infections Symposium, 23-27 June 2013, Ascona, Switzerland

This international conference will focus on concepts and methodologies in Systems Biology of Infection, offering the unique opportunity for researchers at all levels to discuss the latest topics in this rapidly emerging field.

It will be held at the spectacularly located Centro Stefano Franscini conference centre at Monte Verità, overlooking Lake Maggiore in Ticino, Switzerland. The program includes invited speakers who are leaders in the field, as well as selected short talks and posters from participants.

Visit the following website for more information: http://www.infectx.ch/SysBioInf

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3. Post-doctoral associate, Eco-Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of Zoonotic Infections, University of Minnesota, USA

The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, seeks a full time Post-Doctoral Associate position to conduct research on the eco-epidemiology and transmission of zoonotic pathogens (leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, and hantavirus) through mathematical modeling and advanced statistical analysis of field studies. The Post-Doctoral Associate will join a team working on NSF and NIH funded projects and work directly under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Munoz-Zanzi, the Principal Investigator. There will be extensive opportunity to work with collaborators within University of Minnesota, as well as in NIMBios, UCLA, WHO, and Yale University, among others. Responsibilities include development of transmission models, data analysis, writing scientific manuscripts for publication, and collaborating in proposal writing. This P&A professional training position is funded for one year, renewable based on performance.

Requirements for the position are: 1) PhD in epidemiology, ecology or similar field; 2) substantive knowledge of advanced mathematical transmission modeling, particularly pertaining to infectious diseases; 3) understanding of infectious disease systems and interest in public health, 4) experience in data manipulation and statistical/data analysis; 5) documented experience in writing papers for publication in scientific journals; 6) excellent organizational skills and an ability to work independently as well as with a multidisciplinary team.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should apply on-line at http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=108927
Candidates should attach a cover letter indicating their interest and experience, a complete CV, and a list of three referees. Please reference requisition #182654

Any questions, please contact Dr. Munoz-Zanzi (munozzan@umn.edu)