13-18 Sept 2015
South Africa



Welcome to the Website of the Fourth Advanced Summer School in Africa

The Advanced Training Course on 'THE ROLE OF THE MICROBIOME IN DISEASE' will take place under the auspices of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (FASBMB) as the fourth course in the Advanced Summer School series in Africa



The course will be held in Hermanus, a seaside resort located approximately 100km from Cape Town. It is situated in very pleasant surroundings with a relaxed atmosphere and does not have any of the distractions typically associated with a big city. During free time, activities such as cycling, walking, swimming and whale-watching are highly recommended. The partially isolated environment will have the desired effect of fostering closer interaction amongst the participants and with the tutors.




The course is open to all nationalities. A scientific committee will select 50 participants on a competitive basis. Applicants must be senior PhD students, postdoctoral fellows or junior academics (in possession of a PhD degree), and must be under the age of 35. Appropriate background knowledge and expertise in the subject of the course is essential. This is a very intensive training course and only applicants who are committed to dedicating their full attention and active participation in the course need to consider applying. The organisers take no responsibility for organising social activities for the participants. These should be organised by the participants themselves, preferably after the course has ended.

You must be fluent in English.

  King Protea

Application deadline has been extended to:

17th July 2015

Registration and Funding:

All participants will be required to pay a registration fee of €200 once accepted into the course. The course is funded by ICGEB, IUBMB and FASBMB. The cost of accommodation and all meals will be covered for the duration of the course. Meritorious early bird candidates can apply for full or partial contribution towards the cost of their airfares by providing a detailed motivation. Travel fellowships are dependent on available budget.

Organising Committee:

Professor M.I Parker (Chair)
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Werner and Beit Building (South)
UCT Campus
Anzio Road
Observatory, 7925
Cape Town, South Africa
E-mail: iqbal.parker@uct.ac.za

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology FASBMB International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  

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