Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute
August 1-12, 2015 Michigan State University
Funded by National Institutes of Health
The Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRA III) will be held at Michigan State University. Participants will learn how to use scientific data and computer programs toward building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. QMRA III is designed for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career professionals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.
QMRA III is a 10 day workshop, where participants will (1) attend lectures from the top scientists in the QMRA field; (2) engage in specific hands-on exercises; (3) under the mentorship of a program faculty member and teaching assistant, conduct a QMRA as a research case study within a multidisciplinary team; and (4) use and contribute to the QMRAwiki (http://qmrawiki.canr.msu.edu/). We assume no prior computational experience on the part of the participants. Therefore, we will include tutorials in computer models and applications for risk assessment.
- Accepting applications: January 1, 2015 until April 30, 2015
- Review period: May 1, 2015 until May 8, 2015
- Notice of acceptance will be sent by May 15, 2015
- Registration fee paid by May 22, 2015
- Deadline for travel and lodging arrangements by May 27, 2015
Dr. Jade Mitchell or Dr. Mark Weir
International Perspectives on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment
June 7-12, 2015 Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Funded by Obama-Singh Initiative
This workshop will be jointly taught by Drexel faculty and visiting faculty from the Indian Institute of
Technology at Delhi, the Indian Institute of Public Health, and India’s National Environmental Engineering
Research Institute. Participants will learn the tools and skills to quantitatively assess microbial risks to human
health associated with global water, air, and food quality challenges. Participants will gain hands-on experience
with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies. The workshop will be simultaneously
offered at Drexel and at IIT Delhi, enabling
participants to engage with their peers in India.
- Accepting Applications until April 15, 2015
Questions or requests for application and travel support,
For June course in USA: Dr. Patrick Gurian at firstname.lastname@example.org