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7-12 March 2010 Closing date for applications: 6 November 2009 Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge Course summary This course will provide training for health care scientists, specialist registrars and consultants in virology (including joint medical microbiology and infectious diseases) in the application of current molecular and serological techniques in identifying and characterising a novel virus in a clinical setting. The course will consist of a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions around a theme of using modern laboratory methods to identify the source of an outbreak. Please note that an application for CPD accreditation for this course will be submitted to the Royal College of Pathologists and the Institute of Biomedical Science. Programme Identification of emerging infectious agents - pathogen discovery Nucleic acid extraction, real-time PCR assays and primer and probe design PCR product identification and cloning Sequencing and bioinformatics Practical aspects of proteomics Practical aspects of ELISA design Theoretical aspects of Microarrays Epidemiological and public health investigations in an outbreak situation Course organisers Dr Kevin Brown (Health Protection Agency) Dr Mark Zuckerman (Health Protection Agency and King's College Hospital) 2009 Invited speakers (2010 speakers TBC shortly) Dr David Brown (Virus Reference Department, Health Protection Agency) Dr Oliver Pybus (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford) Dr Mary Ramsey (Immunisation Division, Health Protection Agency) Dr Richard Madeley (Professor of Clinical Virology, Newcastle University [now retired]) Professor Haroun Shah (Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency) Participant feedback from the 2009 course Excellent organisation and teaching facilities. Laboratory staff very helpful and accommodating. Accommodation very comfortable and clean. Catering and meals wonderful! Course instructors always very willing to answer questions and very helpful. Very nice informal atmosphere. Many thanks to all the organisers and speakers. I thoroughly enjoyed the week and will go back with many new ideas - just need to get some funding for them now!! Overall excellent and well organised course and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended for my colleagues. Cost The course tuition fees are subsidised by The Wellcome Trust for clinicians and scientists based in non-commercial institutions from anywhere in the world. This is a residential course, without exception, and there is a fee of ?675 towards board and lodging for non-commercial applicants. The fee for commercial applicants is ?3250. Bursaries Limited bursaries are available for clinical and academic applicants (50 per cent of fee) and are subject to open competition. Applications Applicants will be required to complete an application form containing a 300-word outline of the relevance of the course to their research/clinical work. Please note that documentation supporting their application will be required from the applicant's supervisor/head of department. Bursaries for Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses The Wellcome Trust subsidises all courses and workshops, so there are no tuition fees. The ?course fee' for the UK courses (held at Hinxton) covers on-site accommodation and food for the duration of the course. Bursaries are available to assist with UK course fees, but not travel costs. We are committed to building scientific capacity in developing countries and are expanding the number of courses and workshops run outside of the UK (?overseas' courses). There is no fee for these courses and bursaries are available for travel, sustenance and accommodation. Please see below for full details. UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton) A limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are awarded by the selection committee according to merit. The bursary usually covers 50 per cent of the course fee, though in exceptional circumstances an

7-12 March 2010 Closing date for applications: 6 November 2009 Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge Course summary This course will provide training for health care scientists, specialist registrars and consultants in virology (including joint medical microbiology and infectious diseases) in the application of current molecular and serological techniques in identifying and...

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