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.
The Summer School will be targeted at second or later years PhD students (from Europe).
During our 2nd Community Meeting, around 80 EU-LIFE members presented main results of the 7 Working groups we have established, focusing on Grants, Science Communication, Translational Research, Technology Transfer, Training, IT and Indicators of Excellence. In addition to sharing best practice and benefiting from each other’s expertise and experience in all these domains, we have initiated several joint actions which were presented during the meeting.
This first EU-LIFE scientific workshop brought together basic scientists and clinicians from EU-LIFE institutes (and collaborators) to explore and discuss new directions in cancer biology by integrating clinical needs, new discoveries in cancer biology, omics technologies, drug discovery pipelines, and latest computational and modeling approaches. The workshop provided an opportunity to forge new scientific collaborations within EU-LIFE and found the basis for future joint activities and projects.