QUANTITATIVE VIRAL DYNAMICS ACROSS SCALES
MARCH 21 - 25, 2022 - PARIS
Viral infections transform the fate of cells, organisms, populations, and ecosystems. The global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has revealed how rapidly an emerging viral disease can spread within hosts and between individuals in a connected population, with devastating consequences. In response, quantitative modelling has become a key component of response eorts: shaping the rationale for non-pharmaceutical interventions, helping to structure and implement novel mitigation strategies, and providing a glimpse of how immunity, transmission, and evolution converge in shaping a potential transition to post-pandemic dynamics.
This course will bring thought leaders in dialogue with the next generation of early career scientists to advance the integrative study of quantitative viral dynamics across scales. It will intentionally focus on organizing principles of multi-scale dynamics spanning both epidemiology (primarily the dynamics of viral infections in humans) and ecology (primarily the dynamics of viral infections in bacteria). The workshop will provide the conceptual basis for understanding viral impacts across scales, quantitative methods for analysing within and between host spread, and computational toolkits to integrate robust quantitative methods into research practice. For the digital practical (every afternoon), the students will have to choose in either the ecology or epidemic series.
Common lunches and dinners with the speakers and instructors will foster informal discussions. The winter school is limited to 24 participants. It is open to Master 2 and PhD students, as well as postdocs, engineers and junior scientists with backgrounds in life science, geoscience, chemistry, physics, computer science or mathematics.
Basic experience in file manipulation under Unix/Linux and in Python or R programming is required.
Additional information is available HERE.
APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 7TH, 2022
REGISTRATION FEES: 150 €*
In addition, provide a CV, a 1 page motivation letter (including justification for travel grant if requested) and a supporting letter from a supervisor with “Qlife VirDyn winter school 2022-LASTNAME” as subject header to the following email.
* Fees cover food and lodging from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.
Some travel grants will be available.