Training and webinars

The training component of EURIPRED, comprising of workshops and laboratory exchanges is expected to create opportunities for scientists from candidate countries, new member states, and also from the developing countries, to become integrated into our project. Training will take place at several key laboratories, but also includes e-learning modules. Upcoming trainings will be mentioned on this webpage during the course of the project.

The following trainings and webinars are planned or available online:

  1. On-site lab course at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research open for application
    On a regular basis, EURIPRED organises on-site trainings and courses. The on-site lab course characterization of humoral and cellular immune responses following mucosal vaccination (part III) is now open for application. This is a on-site lab course (five-day hands-on training) for up to 6 participants at the labs of the research group Vaccinology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany.

  2. Video tutorial: Peptide Library Generation. The tutorial is provided by JPT Peptide Technologies in Berlin. Main topics:
    • principles of library generation
    • peptide libraries to display entire protein sequences in resepect to isoforms, variations and homologue sequences
    • optimising libraries concerning overlap, amino acid-coverage
    • optimising concerning homologue protein sequences, protein coverage
      Target group: scientists involved in library design, biomarker discovery, antigen/protein definition, etc.

  3. Video tutorial: Microarray Technology for Humoral Immune Monitoring. The tutorial is provided by JPT Peptide Technologies in Berlin. Main topics:
    • overview on technology
    • requirements for using microarray technology
    • assay workflow and data managment
    • examples of different evaluations
      Target group: scientists involved in humoral immune response monitoring, seromarker discovery, B-cell epitope mapping, target antigen discovery, etc.

  4. Video tutorial: Peptide Technology for T-cell Stimulation and Monitoring. The tutorial will be available by the end of 2015 and provided by JPT Peptide Technologies in Berlin. Main topics:
    • overview on technology
    • assay application and data managment
    • examples of different evaluations
      Target group: scientists involved in cellular immune response monitoring, T-cell assay development, T-cell epitope mapping, biomarker discovery, target antigen discovery, etc.

  5. Webinar covering the 3 topics above, planned 2015.

  6. Workshops and hand-on presentations about defined experiments and peptide libraries are planned to be held at JPT in Berlin. Participating scientists will learn how to set up the technology in their lab and also how the microarrays and resulting amounts of data could be handled. Basic evaluation and visualisation routines will be lectured. The first workshop will be held in 2015. Others will follow later. Subscribe to the EURIPRED newsletter if you want to be kept updated. Please enquire for details and a workshop agenda personalised for your interest at JPT.

    JPT Peptide Technologies organises a practical course for immunologists on high throughput seroprofiling and antibody epitope mapping using peptide microarrays.
    Learn how to get robust and reliable scientific results, easily and quickly.
    The course includes hands-on laboratory sessions, using JPT’s RepliTope™ and PepStar™ peptide microrrays and an introduction to evaluation and presentation of complex data using R. You will also get tutorials, tips and tricks and presentations by experienced peptide microarray specialists from JPT.
    Venue: JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Volmerstrasse 5, 12489 Berlin, Germany
    Date: April 21 – 23, 2015
    The participation of the course, travel and accomodation are free of charge through the Euripred project. You can register on the website of JPT.

  7. Characterization of humoral and cellular immune responses following mucosal vaccination: two on-site lab courses (five-day hands-on training) for up to 6 participants at the labs of the research group vaccinology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany.
    • Lab course I:  Mucosal vaccination strategies and immunomonitoring (5-9 October 2015)
    • Lab course II:  Multifunctional T cells and intracellular cytokines (7-11 March 2016, read the agenda)
    Target group for both courses: Scientists performing animal studies for developing vaccine related technologies or preclinical validation of vaccine candidates. More information. Application for lab course I is already closed. To apply for lab course II, please complete this application form before 15 January 2016 and send it to Dr Kai Schulze.

  8. Obtaining HIV primary isolates: Biological and genetic characterization of HIV-1 strains: on-site training course, consisting of a 2 week practical course for up to 2 participants, which will take place at the HIV Biology and Variability Unit, National Centre for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.
    Contents of the training:
    • HIV primary isolation from patients’ PBMCs, by coculture with PBMCs from healthy donor, previously stimulated, in accordance with the AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) VRL protocol.
    • Coreceptor (CCR5 and/or CXCR4) usage determination of HIV primary isolates by infecting GHOST-CCR5 and GHOST-CXCR4 cells.
    • Near full-length genome sequencing of HIV primary isolates
    • Phylogenetic sequence analysis by maximum likelihood and analysis of recombination by bootscanning.
    Target group:
    • Scientists interested in the availability of well characterized HIV isolates for vaccine candidate assessment, for neutralization studies to assess the humoral immune responses and for studies on HIV molecular diagnostic techniques.
    • Scientists interested in the use of methods for phylogenetic HIV sequence analysis and characterization of HIV genetic forms.
    The training will be held 19-23 and 26-30 October 2015. ISCIII's HIV Biology and Variability Unit will pay for the costs for preparing and carrying out the training course. The participants will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs. If you want to join this training course, please complete this application form before 31 July 2015 and send it to Dr. Lucía Pérez Álvarez and Dr. Miguel Thomson. For more information you can contact Lucía Pérez Álvarez


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