- 21/11/2017 - 24/11/2017
- STIAS Mostertsdrift Manor House
The Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study (STIAS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand (DPHRU), the DOHaD African Chapter, and other partners are hosting a Summer School in November 2017 at STIAS entitled Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Translational Science: from Cell to Society.
The focus of the Summer School is to build research capacity and a network of young scientists. The curriculum will be delivered by both South African and International experts and will cover topics such as: (i) developmental origins of health and disease; (ii) the importance of DOHaD for African research; (iii) DOHaD Africa Chapter; (iv) research gaps, study design and opportunities; (v) analyzing longitudinal data; (vi) maternal health and developmental biology, and stem cell science; and (vii) public health policy and the SDGs.
Funding is available to support South African registered PhD students (travel and accommodation) to attend the Summer School (arriving 20th November in Stellenbosch and departing the afternoon of the 24th November). There are a limited number of places and if you are interested please submit a motivational letter (no longer that 1 page; brief background, your interest in DOHaD science, and why you should attend the summer school) to Professor Shane Norris (). The closing date is 28th September 2017.
Young scientists from other African countries may apply for funding from STIAS and the AAS to attend: https://www.aasciences.ac.ke/aas/en/calls-for-proposals/calls/summer-school/