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.
NRF funding was made available via the DPHRU to support ten South African registered PhD students and via STIAS and the AAS to support a further fifteen African young scientists to attend the Summer School. In addition fifteen presenters will share their insights and guide training and evaluation during the four-day school. They include STIAS fellows who are members of the long-term STIAS project on DOHaD and SDGs: moving towards early implementation.
The final programme for the summer school can be downloaded here: [download id=”6216″]