Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

University for Young Researchers 2012: multidisciplinary training for the research on HIV for 50 young researchers from developing countries

  • Organisation: Sidaction

  • Benifiting country: France

The 9th University for Young Researchers is a one week multidisciplinary training course presenting all areas of HIV research. It was held from 29 September to 5 October 2012 in Carry-le-Rouet (France).

52 young researchers were selected from 103 applications benefited from 45 hours of courses given by 30 teachers.

The University for Young Researchers is a reputed training course whose main challenge is to motivate young researchers to commit in the long term to HIV research with the following objectives:

  • Present HIV infection with a multidisciplinary approach to research on HIV/Aids

  • Encourage a reflection on the problems of research and the difficulties faced by people living with HIV in the North and South

  • Establish collaborative links between young researchers from all disciplines and learn to work together via workshops.

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