Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Training Course

Sunday, June 21, 2020 (All day)-Friday, June 26, 2020 (All day)

Date: June 21-26, 2020

Location: University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, Moscow, Idaho

About: The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem hosts the annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course. This course provides accessible, condensed training and "knowledge networking" for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and professionals to ensure competency in basic biology, current trends and developments, and practical knowledge for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans. We seek to train the next generation of scientists and help working professionals to more effectively address current and emerging threats with holistic approaches and a strong network of collaborators and mentors.

The course is both lecture- and discussion-based and is delivered by internationally recognized experts, with integrated case studies of emerging vector-borne pathogens to highlight parallels and key distinctions in biology across plant, animal and human vector-borne diseases. This course sets an example of new vision, through leadership of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, to create an enduring community of participants and instructors to expand the impact and sustainability of these approaches.

Applications are now open for this course. To apply, go to Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and invited to register for the course.