Oeiras, Portugal

Host-microbe symbiosis: old friends and foes

when 19 July 2015 - 1 August 2015
duration 2 weeks

In the Summer School “Host-microbe symbioses – old friends and foes” we will explore stable host-microbe interactions as a spectrum from parasitic to mutualistic. It is becoming clear that most animals and plants associate with microbes during their life and that these greatly influence host biology. The course will last two weeks and will explore this field with leading scientists that bring a broad range of expertise and approaches.

Course leader

Martin Blaser (New York University, USA), Resident microbes and the ecology of human diseases
Margaret McFall-Ngai (University of Hawaii-Honolulu, USA), Invertebrate-microbe symbiotic interactions
Luis Teixeira (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência), Host-mi

Target group

The Summer School will be targeted at second or later years PhD students.
Applications are accepted from students performing studies at European universities or students studying outside Europe and holding European citizenship. We also encourage applications from Turkey and Israel.

Course aim

The main aim of this meeting is to help students define their future research interests.

Fee info

EUR 0: There is no registration fee.


Accepted applicants will have tuition, lodging and food fully covered. Travel scholarship will be available to some of the applicants.