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19 Jan 2016

Dear colleagues,

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The first clips on scientific highlights at ECCMID 2016 in Amsterdam are online

Look at the video clips where members of the ECCMID Programme Committee present their personal highlights for the congress from 9-12 April in Amsterdam! The first clips include Joop Arends, an HIV and hepatitis expert at the UMC Utrecht; Arnfinn Sundsfjord, a microbiogists specialized in antibiotics at Tromsų University; and Lucia Pastore Celentano, head of the vaccine-preventable disease programme at the ECDC.

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First ECC in Russia: Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in Smolensk

The Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IAC) at Smolensk State Medical University is devoted to increasing the level of scientific research in clinical microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. Main topics of investigation include surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of the main pathogens causing nosocomial and community-acquired infections, applied and fundamental studies on mechanisms of emerging antimicrobial resistance, pharmacoepidemiological and pharmacoeconomical analysis in the field of optimization of antimicrobial usage, educational activities (seminars, courses, workshops in clinical microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy) for clinicians, microbiologists, epidemiologists, general population and everyone who is interested in this area.

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Shahid Beheshti in Tehran seeks microbiology partner for H. pylori project

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, located in Iran's capital Tehran, is looking for an academic organization specialized in clinical microbiology to partner for a project on H. pylori. The researchers should have expertise in RNA extraction, cDNA production and real-time PCR. The project aims at evaluating the expression of microRNA 21,155,121 in blood of endoscopy candidates with or without H. pylori infections.

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EFSA publishes new call for training in systematic reviews

The European Food Safety Authority has published a call for tender for the provision of “Training in Systematic Reviews or in specific steps of Systematic Reviews for EFSA risk assessment”.  The maximum budget available is EUR 330,000. The call is open until 26 February 2016. All the information can be accessed through this link on the EFSA website.

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