Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

University of Young Researchers 2011

  • Organisation: Sidaction

  • Benifiting country: France

The 8th University of Young Researchers is a multidisciplinary training week of all areas of HIV research. It was held from 1 - 7 October 2011 in Carry-le-Rouet (France).

The main challenge is to motivate young researchers to undertake the long-term research on HIV with the following objectives:


  • to present HIV infection as a multidisciplinary approach to research on HIV/AIDS

  • to encourage reflection on the problems of research and the difficulties faced by people living with HIV North and South

  • to establish collaborative links between young researchers from all disciplines and learn to work together throught worksops.

  • 48 young researchers, selected from 79 applications, beneficiated from 45 hours of courses given by 30 teachers.

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