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Infectious respiratory diseases and immunity: focus on early life period

Advance your knowledge in epidemiology, cellular and molecular basis of virulence and pathogenesis, host immune response, control and prevention strategies

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CIVIS focus area
Open to
  • Master's
  • Phd
Field of studies
  • Medicine and Health
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Short-term
  • CIVIS Hub 3
Course dates
21 - 23 June 2022

This CIVIS course will allow participants to strengthen basic concepts and advance their knowledge through cross-cutting themes in epidemiology, cellular and molecular basis of virulence and pathogenesis, host immune response, control and prevention strategies.

A panel of expert scientists from CIVIS university partners will deliver their presentations based on the latest research advances through different theme sessions.

Interactive dynamic discussions on the specific themes will be proposed at the end of each session.

Main topics addressed

  • Epidemiology and risk factors
  • Virulence and pathogenicity
  • Immune response
  • Prevention
  • Cure

Learning outcomes

  • To provide attendees with basic concepts together with the latest research advances covering different aspects of the subject
  • To allow students to strengthen their interdisciplinary knowledge through cross-cutting themes
  • To acquire new concepts and ideas
Dates: 21-23 June 2022 CIVIS scholarships: 20
Format: Blended ECTS: 2*
Location: Brussels, Belgium Language: English (B1)
Contact:  Individual workload: 30 hours

* Approved by doctoral schools. Recognition of ECTS depends on your home University. 

More than 30 professors from 7 university partners will be involved in giving lectures (face-to-face or e-learning). 


This CIVIS course is organised into 5 sessions, 1-2 sessions/day 1 session scheduled in the morning or the afternoon. 

Download the detailed programme


This CIVIS course is open to students at one of CIVIS member universities. The requirements are the following:

  • Bachelor's degree for Master student candidates
  • Master's degree for PhD student candidates

This CIVIS course is related to the following specific fields of study: epidemiology and risk factors, cellular and molecular mechanisms of the virulence and pathogenicity, host immune response, prevention and cure strategies.

Application process

Applicants should fill in the online application form before 1 April 2022.

Click here to apply

Selected students will be notified in April.


The PhD students will be asked to prepare specific questions based on their research projects.

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