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UK Mexico Workshop: Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health – the Zika Virus

Ciaran Moynihan14 September 2016

Illustration of Zika virus particlesThe Global Engagement Office is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for UCL academics/researchers working on topics related to the Zika Virus to participate in a two-day workshop in Mexico City in November 2016.

The workshop will bring together researchers from UCL, Kings College London, Oxford University and University of Edinburgh from the UK, and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP) from Mexico, to discuss basic, clinical and public health related research on the Zika Virus.

It is hoped that attendees can develop collaborations on related topics as result of the workshop.

Funding of up to £2,500 per person is available to support at least two UCL academics to attend the event, which is due to take place in mid to late November (exact dates to be confirmed).

Download further details about the programme here – additional information will follow in due course.

This opportunity is open to all permanent academic/research staff at UCL.

How to apply

If you are interested in presenting at or attending the workshop, please send a brief ‘Expression of Interest’ to Ciaran Moynihan, Senior Partnership Manager (North and Latin America) to ciaran.moynihan@ucl.ac.uk by Tuesday 27 September.

Please include:

  • your research interest in the event
  • the topic on which you might be interested in presenting
  • whether you have any links with UNAM or INSP and
  • any initial thoughts on potential collaboration with UNAM/INSP in this area post-workshop.

Image credit: Zika virus particles, Maurizio De Angelis, Wellcome Images/Flickr