OPEN INVITATION: BTRP Grant Writing Workshop

Assalamualaikum wbt. & Greetings

This is an Open Invitation to the above Workshop which is conducted in collaboration with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP). Due to the limited number of spaces, we can only select FIFTEEN (15) MyOHUN members to the workshop.

2. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with the skills to develop competitive research proposals and familiarize them with the process of applying for international grant funding. Because this program is sponsored by BTRP, participants will focus attention specifically on developing a proposal to the program’s Fundamental Research Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

3. KINDLY NOTE that BTRP is particularly interested in research projects to improve biosurveillance for pathogens that are included on the U.S. Select Agents and Toxins list including syndromic surveillance (acute febrile illness, acute encephalitis syndrome, etc.). The U.S. Select Agents and Toxins can be viewed in the following link:
https://www.selectagents.gov/SelectAgentsandToxinsList.html

4. The dates and venue for the Workshop are:

Dates: 2 – 6 DECEMBER 2019           2 – 6 MARCH 2020
Venue: To be confirmed

5. SELECTED PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND BOTH WORKSHOPS. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE ON THOSE DATES BEFORE REGISTERING.

6. ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO ME (ON OR BEFORE 14 OCT):a. Current CVb. A write-up of no more than 300 words on the research idea within the BTRP mission space (see #3 above) that could be developed throughout these workshops7. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS ON THE WORKSHOP, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS AND ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO FULFILL THE PARTICIPANT SELECTION CRITERIA.
Interested participants are required to confirm their attendance by completing the online registration form via the following link:

https://forms.gle/EBEeeRJsaX88Mam5A

8. The registration closing date will be at 5pm on 23 OCTOBER 2019 after which the registration will be closed and the NCO will select the FIFTEEN names registered.

If additional information regarding this workshop is needed, please do not hesitate to contact:

Raja Khairul Adli, Project Manager, MyOHUN NCO
Email: eddie@myohun.com

We look forward to your favorable response by 23 OCTOBER 2019 via the online registration form. 

Thank you.

19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) ;20th-23rd Feb 2020

Dear friends, colleagues and collaborators,

The 19th ICID (20th-23rd Feb 2020) will be held in Malaysia and  features an expanded range of sessions by bringing the One Health aspect to the world of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology.  There are many interesting topics lined up and these sessions will be presented by both international and regional experts in the field.https://www.icid.isid.org/  

In addition,  there will be  pre-congress workshops, including one   featuring  Antibiotic Allergy in Practice. This   is a half-day interactive symposium and practical skills workshop enabling the implementation of antibiotic allergy assessment and testing programs into clinical practice. It would be useful for those planning to implement “Antibiotic Allergy De-labelling” as an AMS intervention in your practice.https://www.icid.isid.org/workshops

The deadline to submit your abstract for the 19th ICID is OCTOBER 25th 2019! @ISID_org invites submissions of abstracts of excellent quality in all areas related to infectious diseases. 900+ abstracts will be presented. #ICID2020 #infectiousdiseases https://www.icid.isid.org/abstracts

The Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS)

The Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS) is back for its second edition from 18-21 September 2018 and will be hosted at the same venue at the Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia. This time the Summit will be co-organised by the Perak State Government, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia).

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the Summit is expected to welcome over 100 attendees representing government officials, research scientists, conservationists, NGOs, community leaders and policy makers. A dynamic mix of discussion panels, insight presentations and enhanced networking opportunities will build knowledge and foster collaboration on how best to conserve our tropical rainforest biodiversity with a special reference to the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex (BTRC) in Perak, Malaysia.

The main theme for BRainS 2018 is “FOREST, BIODIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: A BALANCED APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”. The Summit will focus on the following 5 topics:

1. Biodiversity and ecosystem services
2. Social forestry and community
3. Wildlife conservation
4. Stakeholder participation and governance
5. Forest, REDD+ and Climate Change

For more information kindly contact Mr. Zulfadhlan Ahmad Khushairi (fadhlankhushairi@gmail.com or 03-77107066) or log on to www.brains2018.com.

Download: Flyer BRAINS 2018

Invitation & Dissemination Of Seminar On Parasitic Infection In East Coast Malaysia

Greetings from INFORMM!

 

We are pleased to inform you that the INFORMM and MSPTM will be co-organizing the above seminar at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus at Kelantan on 1st October 2018 (Monday). The theme of the event is “SEMINAR ON PARASITIC INFECTION IN EAST COAST MALAYSIA: Current Status on Prevalence, Diagnosis, Management and Related Issues”.

In this regard, it’d be very grateful if you can help us to disseminate this event through MyOHUN website. If you have some little time, we appreciate much if you can also help us to share this event through other higher institutions including UPM, UKM and UM.

Last but not least, may we cordially invite you and other MyOHUN members to attend this inaugural parasitic infection seminar held in East Coast of Malaysia.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Some details abaout the event are as follows:

 

Parasitology research is a long-established field in Malaysia. Despite the well-established sophisticated techniques in most of the current research institutions in Malaysia, the field of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) still requires more research, attention and affirmative action, thus it is important to increase communication and networking among parasitologists, other scientists and health personnel.

In line with the efforts of the Malaysian Government to improve public health in the East Coast, the Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM) aims to take the initiative to organize an inaugural seminar, entitled “Parasitic Infection in East Coast Malaysia: Current status on Prevalence, Diagnosis, Management and Related Issues”. This will hopefully provide Malaysian researchers and health personnel better insights into the current status, issues, research gaps and progress made on the topic of parasitic infection in Malaysia especially in the East Coast region.

 

Date                : 1st October 2018 (Monday)

Time               : 8.00 – 5.00

Venue            : Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains

Malaysia Kampus Kesihatan, Kelantan.

Fee                 : RM50

 

Click here for online registration and method of payment

 

MyCPD points for USM staff.

 

 

Registration and enquiries

Basyirah Ghazali

basyirah@usm.my

09-767 2423

 

Nur Fatihah Mohd Zaidi

fatihah@usm.my

09-767 2419

Seminar of Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi from University of Liverpool

TIDREC will be hosting an invited researcher, Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi, from the University of Liverpool UK, on the 29 August 2018. Dr Lesley will be giving a talk on the use of tick cell lines in the research of ectoparasite-borne diseases. We think Dr Lesley’s work will be of great interests to the members of MYOHUN.
Will you be able to help us to spread the words to MYOHUN members so people who are interested can join the seminar?
The details are as the following:
Title: The Tick Cell Biobank: a resource for research on ticks, other arthropods and the diseases they transmit
Speaker: Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi, University of Liverpool, UK
Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 1030 to 1130
Venue: Seminar room, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Organizer: Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya
Download the event brochure for more details

Fellowship Opportunities in Japan

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

“2019 Research Fellowship Program” has been released. The deadline of application is August 31st, 2018.

 

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a Doctorate degree; must be 49 years old or under;  not have been in Japan previously; have firm positions and professions in their home nations; etc.
Host Institution In Japan:
Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
Fellowship Details:
Stipend for research and stay, Insurance, Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and Lump sum on arrival
Period & Number of Fellowships:
For a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year.

 

For details, please download the following PDF file of “Fellowship Announcement (PDF)

or visit the official website: mif-japan.org

Scholarship Program for ASEAN

We are pleased to announce that admission to the MS and phD programme for academic year 2018 for the department of veterinary public health, faculty of veterinary science, Chulalongkorn university is open. Please find the attached guide and application of the scholarship for ASEAN.

We are now accepting applications in the following area:

Food safety

  1. Aquatic animals and products
  2. Campylobacters and related bacterial species: monitoring and control/prevention measures
  3. Antibiotic residues in meat

Antimicrobial resistance

  1. Bacteria from aquatic animals and products: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring and resistance mechanisms
  2. Foodborne pathogens and indicator bacteria: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring, resistance mechanisms and diagnostic tool.
  3. Hospital-acquired bacteria: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring, resistance mechanisms.
  4. Pet-associated bacteria: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring, and resistance mechanisms.

Emerging diseases

  1. Avian influenza: monitoring and diagnostic tool.

Please send all the documents required to  vetcufsar@gmail.com by 28 May 2018 for the first-round screening.

Best Regards,

Rangsiya Prathan

Download: Application FormGuidelines

Open Call for Congress Fellowship Applications

The 5th International One Health Congress offers early career scientists a unique opportunity to present their latest work, and to meet and foster collaborations with the international One Health community in a four days high-level congress.

The Open Call for Congress Fellowship Applications has been launched on 1 August 2017. The competition is open to participants from all over the globe. One Health Fellows will receive financial support to cover the registration fee, accommodation for the duration of the conference, and travel (economy class).

If you’re interested in applying for the One Health Fellowships, please go to One Health Platform website for more info.

 

SEAOHUN Fellowship Program Round 2!

We are excited to announce the launch of the SEAOHUN Fellowship Program. This Fellowship will provide an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals to gain practical, trans-disciplinary experience and contribute productively to One Health related projects at several host organizations. Eligible applicants must be current graduate students or faculty members under age 40 from One Health related fields and must be the citizens of SEAOHUN member and expansion countries; Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Applicants must have professional competency in spoken and written English. Priority will be given to requests for transdisciplinary fellowships. A monthly stipend of approximately $1,500 per month will be provided and round trip economy class airfare. The fellowship must be at least 3 months, not longer than 5 months, and completed by December 31, 2017.

Important timeline:

  • Applications must be received by April28 th, 2017 (5pm, Bangkok time)
  • Successful applicants will be notified by May 9st, 2017

Please access this link for more detail and the application form:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B41JwMG3h9DQMEpteWFaUlFTYzA?usp=sharing

For inquires and application submission, please contact:
Ms. Jutamart Jattuchai (May)
Project officer, SEAOHUN Foundation at  secretariat@seaohun.org

Only six fellowship will be funded in 2017, so please help us spread the news about this great opportunity!

One Health International Summer Course

The international summer course in One Health will again be offered in 2017 at University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark.

8 May – 9 June 2017: 5-weeks internet-based module

Mid August 2017: One week on-campus module in Copenhagen, Denmark

It aims to provide knowledge, skills and competences regarding efficient solutions to the multifaceted global challenges to human, animal and environmental health through cross-disciplinary research, education and collaboration between relevant institutions and stakeholders.

The summer course focuses on zoonoses, emerging diseases, and emerging health-related problems (drug resistance, toxins, pollution, etc.).

For more information and registration, please visit website:

Download Flyer:

Deadline for application: 1 April 2017