International PhD Programme, Biology and Pathology, Malaria Parasite

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International PhD Programme on Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite

BioMalPar is a collaborative research Network of Excellence, funded by the European Commission under the sixth frame work programme and coordinated by the Pasteur Institute. It is currently engaging 44 Principal Investigators from 20 institutions in Europe and Africa [17 European and 3 African institutions]. It conducts research on malaria parasites and their interactions with both mammalian hosts and mosquito vectors. It also aims to train talented young scientists from both North and South in malaria research, with emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches.
Training is conducted through the BioMalPar International PhD Programme, which is organized and operated in collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, also a partner of BioMalPar) in Heidelberg. It is independent of but modelled on the successful EMBL International PhD Programme.
InterMalTraining: 14 Fellowships for research training leading to a PhD

Malaria exacts a devastating social and economic cost across the globe. “Intervention strategies against malaria” (InterMalTraining ) is an EU FP7 Marie Curie-funded Initial Training Network coordinated by M J Blackman, National Institute for Medical Research, London UK. Its objective is to support advanced research training through an interdisciplinary collaborative PhD programme that emphasises the path from fundamental research to translation into malaria control strategies . The 14 PhD studentships offer a unique opportunity for students to become engaged in malaria research in world-leading malaria research institutions.

Studentships will be funded for a maximum of 3 years with the possibility of spending part of the studentship at a partner institution. Applicants should hold the necessary qualifications entitling them to undertake PhD study in their chosen country, and should possess a high standard of written and spoken English.
Further information on each of the projects can be found at:

Applications will only be accepted via the online application system, a link to which can be found below and on the same website. Applications should be submitted before 1 st September 2008 .

Candidates may apply for up to three different projects. Short-listed candidates will be invited to EMBL, Heidelberg , on 13-15 October 2008 for interviews. Successful candidates should be available to start in January 2009.

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