Start: 10 Jun 2019

End: 14 Jun 2019

4Th TYAN International Thematic Workshop and 1st African Symposium
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Start: 27 May 2019

End: 28 May 2019

5th TYAN International Thematic Workshop; ONE HEALTH: A focus on Infectious Diseases in Africa



1. Introduction
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -Twas Young Affiliate Network (TYAN), the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) and the World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) will be hosting an Infectious Diseases Symposium from 27 to 28 May 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
The theme of the symposium on ‘ONE HEALTH: A focus on Infectious Diseases in Africa’ seeks to increase knowledge and build capacity in infectious disease research amongst early career researchers in the Africa region. The main aim of convening this symposium from a One Health stance stems from the growing global threats of epidemics and the need for realisation of a collective sense of responsibility towards a proactive public health regime.
ASSAf is seeking young scientists from Africa to participate in this symposium.

Eligibility
This call is open to early career researchers who are based in Africa. Applicants should meet the following criteria to participate:
  1.  Be resident in Africa
  2.  Be early career researchers (those undertaking PhD or a Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  3. Be under the age of forty (40)
  4. Have research experience associated with infectious diseases. Click here for sub-themes
  5. Commit to be present and actively engage for the duration of the symposium
  6. Submission of an abstract that will be the basis for presentation at the symposium
  7. Willing to present and share current research results at the symposium

2. Symposium Participation and Application
ASSAf invites the submission of abstracts for oral presentations. Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned criteria should please complete the accompanying application form and return it to Ms Edith Shikumo (Edith@assaf.org.za) Tel: +27 (0)12 349 6614 by Friday, 15 February 2019. There is no registration fee to attend the symposium. ASSAf will cover the travel and hospitality costs for the selected candidates for the duration of the symposium. Visa costs (if applicable) will be to the participants costs. Further information about the symposium will be circulated.
2.1. Abstract Format
Applicants should follow the instructions clearly:
• Abstract must not be more than 300 words (excluding Title, Authors and Institutions) on the attached form
• Abstract must be written in English


Start: 27 May 2019

End: 28 May 2019

5th TYAN International Thematic Workshop; ONE HEALTH: A focus on Infectious Diseases in Africa



1. Introduction
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) -Twas Young Affiliate Network (TYAN), the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE) and the World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) will be hosting an Infectious Diseases Symposium from 27 to 28 May 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
The theme of the symposium on ‘ONE HEALTH: A focus on Infectious Diseases in Africa’ seeks to increase knowledge and build capacity in infectious disease research amongst early career researchers in the Africa region. The main aim of convening this symposium from a One Health stance stems from the growing global threats of epidemics and the need for realisation of a collective sense of responsibility towards a proactive public health regime.
ASSAf is seeking young scientists from Africa to participate in this symposium.

Eligibility
This call is open to early career researchers who are based in Africa. Applicants should meet the following criteria to participate:
  1. Be resident in Africa
  2. Be early career researchers (those undertaking PhD or a Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  3. Be under the age of forty (40)
  4. Have research experience associated with infectious diseases. sub-themes
  5. Commit to be present and actively engage for the duration of the symposium
  6. Submission of an abstract that will be the basis for presentation at the symposium
  7. Willing to present and share current research results at the symposium
2. Symposium Participation and Application
ASSAf invites the submission of abstracts for oral presentations. Interested candidates, who meet the
above-mentioned criteria should please complete the accompanying application form and return it to
Ms Edith Shikumo (Edith@assaf.org.za) Tel: +27 (0)12 349 6614 by Friday, 15 February 2019.
There is no registration fee to attend the symposium. ASSAf will cover the travel and hospitality
costs for the selected candidates for the duration of the symposium. Visa costs (if applicable)
will be to the participants costs. Further information about the symposium will be circulated.

2.1. Abstract Format
Applicants should follow the instructions clearly:
• Abstract must not be more than 300 words (excluding Title, Authors and Institutions) on the attached form
• Abstract must be written in English

2.2. Abstract Acceptance
Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel which reserves the right to accept and allocate oral presentations. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by 1 March 2019.


Start: 22 Apr 2019

End: 24 Apr 2019

3rd TYAN International Thematic Workshop “Sustainable Agriculture, Food security and Biotechnology: Best Strategies and Good Practices”


Start: 27 Nov 2018

End: 29 Nov 2018

TWAS’s 28th General Meeting, Trieste, Italy

TWAS’s 28th General Meeting News and information about the 14th TWAS General Conference and 28th General Meeting in Trieste, Italy, from 27 to 29 November 2018.

The meeting included two symposia focused on breakthroughs in science of stem cells and gene editing; and data analytics, social media and sustainability. The annual TWAS-Lenovo Prize and other high-level awards were announced, and new TWAS Fellows selected. The Opening Ceremony and Presentation of Prizes, Medals and Certificates was live-streamed on 27 November.

Start: 30 Oct 2018

End: 01 Nov 2018

TYAN-YSN International Thematic Workshop On Cancer



Start: 23 Apr 2018

End: 27 Apr 2018

Fundamentals of Photoelectrochemistry: From Materials Chemistry to Energy Conversion, in Chascomus, Argentina

A  thematic  workshop  in  photo-electrochemistry  is  assembled  because  this  research  area  combines  photo-chemical  and  electro-chemical  concepts  for  the  study  of  the  photo induced oxidation reduction  reactions  between  appropriate  materials  interfaces.  In  general,  it  is  the chemistry  resulting  from  the  interaction  of  light  with  electro-chemical  systems,  and  involves the  energy  conversion  from  the  light  into  other  energy  forms.