New short course Molecular Data for Infectious Diseases (MID)
From 7-28 February 2018, 14 international students attend the face-to-face part of ITM’s new short course Molecular Data for Infectious diseases (MID). The course kicked-off online in November 2017.
During the interactive sessions, participants learn how to select appropriate DNA and RNA analysis methods in support of clinical or epidemiological studies. A major focus lies on the implementation of these techniques in resource-limited environments, as this is often challenging in view of constraints related to logistics and available skills. In groups of three to four, the students use their newly acquired skills to design their own project idea, which they present orally and in writing to the scientific ITM community at the end of the programme. MID is organised by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, with the financial support of Belgian Development Cooperation.