Between July 11 and 16, 2022, the University of Bucharest organizes the second edition of the CIVIS Summer School “Single-cell approaches and omics”. Entitled “Exploring the emerging role of the host microbiome in tumour heterogeneity”, the summer school is dedicated to CIVIS MA and PhD students. The summer school will welcome 40 CIVIS students face-to-face (number may vary according to sanitary regulations) and it is also open to the entire scientific community via videoconferencing.
This CIVIS International School is a multidisciplinary collaborative program that will provide students with intensive, cutting-edge education in the areas of modern cancer biology and immunology. The general theme chosen is tumour heterogeneity, a phenomenon that influences all aspects of current basic and clinical cancer research. Understanding the mechanisms underlying tumour heterogeneity is crucial to solving the challenges faced by researchers and clinicians in treating the most lethal aspects of cancer, such as metastasis and resistance to therapy.
Candidates need to provide the following information as part of their application:
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Motivation letter (1 page) explaining your research interests and why you would like to attend the school,
- Transcripts indicating the grades received and the ranking for the academic year 2020-2021 (NOT required for PhD students).
These documents need to be sent online to the organising committee at University of Bucharest – Gratiela Grădișteanu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Luminița Măruțescu (email@example.com). Application Deadline: April 15, 2022.
The programme is organized into five modules:
1) A microbiota in health and disease
2) A biology meets technology
3) A microbiome and big data analytics
4) A cancer-host-microbiome interplay
5) A translation of omic data into the clinic.
On site, students will be divided into 8 groups of 5students. Each group will present a research idea (elevator pitch) to the community, a round table with discussion will follow. Students will meet 4 times in small groups to work on their presentation. A poster session will profile the work of young scientists.
More details regarding the summer school are available here.