Pavia, Italy

Emerging Viral Threats

online course
when 6 September 2021 - 10 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

One-week interdisciplinary online course on emerging viral infectious diseases.

This online course includes lectures on SARS-CoV-2, mammalian-borne emerging viruses and arboviruses, coupled with practical sessions on the analysis of genomic and meta-genomic data through state-of-the-art bioinformatic approaches. A session on scientific communication with David Quammen (author of spillover) will conclude the course.

Lecturers include world-wide experts in vaccines development as Andrea Carfi, (Moderna) and Claudia Sala (Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences), clinicians as Fausto Baldanti (University of Pavia), epidemiologists as Giovanni Rezza (General Director of Prevention of the Italian Ministry of Health), vector biologists as Andrea Cristanti (University of Padova) and a representative of World Health Organization, Dr. Gyanendra Gongal, among many others. Check the speakers list at

Course leader

Giovanni Maga, Fausto Baldanti, Davide Sassera

Target group

This school is proposed for PhD students and early-stage researchers in microbiology, epidemiology, bioinformatics and public health policies.
Basic biological knowledge is required.

Course aim

The course aims at providing an inter-sectorial overview of the rising problem of emerging viral infectious diseases, from genomics to clinical aspects, from social and demographic drivers to control strategies against emerging viral threats. Exercises with real data and a session on scientific communication round up a multidisciplinary program aimed at providing the attendees with multiple sets of theoretical and technical skills.

Fee info

EUR 100: 100€ – Full fee
EUR 50: 50€ – For PhD students enrolled at UniPV and for students from emerging countries