23-30 March 2012
South Africa


NUTRITION AND DISEASE: Biochemical and Molecular Insights

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The Advanced Training Course on 'NUTRITION AND DISEASE: Biochemical and Molecular Insights' 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 third biennial course in the Advanced Summer School 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) 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 of the participants. These should be organised by yhe participants themselves, preferably after the course has ended.

You must be fluent in English.

  King Protea

Application deadline:

20th December 2011

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 IUBMB, ICGEB and FASBMB. The cost of accommodation and all meals will be covered for the duration of the course. Meritorious candidates can apply for full or partial contribution towards the cost of their airfares by providing a detailed motivation.

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

Professor Efstathios S. Gonos (Co-Chair)
Director of Research
National Hellenic Research Foundation
Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology
Athens, Greece

Assoc Professor Dr Angela Paraschiv (Co-organiser)
Deputy Head of Epidemiology Department
State Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Republic of Moldova
E-mail: angela.paraschiv@fp7.asm.md

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

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