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Visites d'experts PHINDaccess : Renforcement des capacités de l'IPT en technologie NGS grâce à un partenariat stratégique avec Biomics (IP Paris)

 

visite expert Basse defDans le cadre des “visites d'experts” du projet PHINDaccess, une délégation de la plateforme technologique Biomics de l’Institut de Pasteur de Paris (IP) https://research.pasteur.fr/fr/team/biomics/ s’est déplacée à l’Institut de Pasteur de Tunis (IPT) du 27 au 31 décembre 2021. La délégation est composée de Dr. Imène Najjar, chef de projets et Mme Laurence Ma, technicienne supérieure en new-generation sequencing (NGS).

Cette visite est la première d’une série planifiée jusqu’à septembre 2022. Le but global étant de mettre en place à l’IPT une plateforme de service spécialisée en séquençage de deuxième génération (short-read) et capable de répondre aux besoins des chercheurs de l'Institut Pasteur de Tunis dans les domaines de la génomique, de la métagénomique et de la transcriptomique.

Ce premier séjour scientifique à l’IPT avait comme objectif principal la préparation des formations pratiques en NGS qui se tiendront in situ tout au long de l’année.

Ainsi, avec les membres de la plateformes de lIPT, la délégation de Biomics a mené à bien:

l’agencement des paillasses ARN et ADN destinées aux étapes pré-séquençage,

l’agencement des paillasses destinées aux différents contrôles de la qualité et au séquençage utilisant le séquenceur iSeq 100 (en cours d’acquisition par l’IPT),

le test des fonctionnalités des équipements existants à la plateforme de l’IPT,

et l'établissement de l’inventaire du matériel requis à acquérir pour les formations à venir.

Ce séjour marque le début de la deuxième étape du projet de transfert des compétences en NGS entre Biomics et l’IPT. Cette étape vise à renforcer et pérenniser les compétences acquises lors des séjours à Biomics.

En effet, le transfert technologique entre Biomics et la plateforme de l’IPT se déroule en deux phases. La première étant les formations des ingénieurs et de la visite d'expert basse def 2responsable de l’IPT à Biomics entre septembre 2021 et février 2022.
Dans ce cadre, Saïf Azouz a été formé à Biomics par Laurence Ma à la génomique. Sinda Zarrouk a été formée aux bases du management total, aux outils et méthodes de gestion de projets et au déploiement du référentiel ISO9001 par Imène Najjar et Marc Monot. La formation de Mohamed Zouari en transcriptomique est prévue par Elodie Turc en février 2022.

 

 

 
كل عام و أنتم بخير/Meilleurs voeux/Best wishes 2021

Les équipe de l'Institut Pasteur de Tunis vous souhaitent une bonne année 2022


carte nouvel an 2022
 
L’Institut Pasteur de Tunis obtient un financement Wellcome Trust pour le développement d’antivenins de Cobra de nouvelles générations

cobra WTLa fondation « Wellcome Trust » a annoncé le démarrage des 7 projets sélectionnées pour le programme de R&D sur les envenimations ophidiennes « Snakebites grants ». L'Institut Pasteur de Tunis a été retenue comme Principal Investigateur d'une proposition visant le développement d'antivenins de nouvelles générations pour lutter contre les morsures mortelles de Cobras, qui sévissent en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient. Ces pathologies environnementales sont considérées par l'OMS comme des maladies négligées et font l'objet d'un programme visant à réduire de 50% la morbidité et la mortalité, en 2030.

Sur une durée de 3 ans, l'équipe NanoBioMedika de Pr. Balkiss Bouhaouala-Zahar, Laboratoire Biomolécules, Venins et Applications Théranostiques, Institut Pasteur de Tunis œuvrera en étroite collaboration avec  un consortium de partenaires de l'Institut des régions Arides (IRA) de Médenine, l'Institut Pasteur de Paris (IP), l'Institut Pasteur d'Algérie (IPA) et l'Institut Pasteur d'Iran (IPI), formés  de chercheurs reconnus pour leurs expertises complémentaires en venimologie, toxinologie et immunothérapie.

Le projet COBRA-NGaV fournira la preuve de concept (PoC) de nouveaux antivenins candidats avec des performances capables surmonter le double obstacle de la faible immunogénicité et la diffusion rapide des toxines et des propriétés fonctionnelles et structurales améliorées.

Le kick-off aura du 11 au 13 janvier 2022 à l'IRA Medenine.

 

cobra WTThe "Wellcome Trust" foundation announced the launching of the 7 projects selected for the R&D program on ophidian envenoming "Snakebites grants". The Institut Pasteur in Tunis has been selected as the Principal Investigator of a proposal aiming the development of new generation antivenoms to combat the deadly cobra bites, which are widespread in Africa and the Middle East. These environmental pathologies are considered by WHO to be neglected diseases and are the subject of a program targeting at reducing morbidity and mortality by 50%, before 2030.

Over a period of 3 years, the NanoBioMedika team of Pr. Balkiss Bouhaouala-Zahar, Biomolecules, Venins and Theranostic Applications Laboratory, Institut Pasteur de Tunis will work in close collaboration with a consortium of partners from the Institute of Arid Regions (IRA) of Medenine, the Institut Pasteur de Paris (IP), the Institut Pasteur d'Algérie (IPA) and the Institut Pasteur d'Iran (IPI), and researchers recognized for their complementary expertises in venimology, toxinology and immunotherapy.

The COBRA-NGaV project will provide with the proof-of-concept (PoC) of new antivenom candidates to address the dual obstacle of toxins' weak immunogenicity and fast diffusion, with improved functional and structural properties.

The kick-off will be held on January, 11-13, 2022, at IRA Medenine.

 
PHINDaccess Webinar : Introduction to project design (November 30, 2021)

affiche webinar phindaccess 30 nov-1In the frame of the WP7 «Performance Monitoring And Strategy For Sustainable Networking And Excellence” of the PHINDAccess  project (H2020 programme) and in the collaboration with the grant office of Institut Pasteur de Tunis,  a series of webinars will be organized related to fundraising.

You are invited to the second webinar untitled Introduction to project design which will be programmed November 30th at 10 a.m (Tunis Time).

Speaker:

Olivier SCHAETZLE, PhD, Grants Office, Institut Pasteur (France)

Initially with a background in biology with a focus on environmental microbiology, I eventually obtained a PhD in Chemistry for research work in the field of Microbial Fuel Cells a the University of Rennes 1 in 2010. I was then recruited in a Dutch research Institute, on a European project where beside my research I was acting as assistant of the coordinator. This first experience working in a European project led me to be part of the dedicated team in charge of applying for more European funds and develop my skills in project engineering. Since July 2018 I work at Institut Pasteur’s Grants Office where I scout for new funding opportunities, assist researchers in obtaining fundings and help them manage their granted projects.

Webinar Content:

In order to respond to European calls for projects, one must understand the logic behind what a project is to make it convincing to the reviewers. In this webinar, we will explore the European project management terminology (what is a work package? what is the difference between deliverables and milestones ?). We will also touch on the difference between communication, dissemination and exploitation to help you address the impact section of European proposals.

Language

Slides in English, Speech in French

Duration

1 hour ( 10 am to 11 am)

Link to register

https://forms.gle/grXQz7sczAEyv9EK8

 
Call for Application: Scientific Writing and Publishing & Good Health Research Practice courses

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Call for Application

Regional Courses on

Scientific Writing and Publishing- December 20-21, 2021

&

Capacity Building in Research Methods and Ethics on:

Good Health Research Practice (GHRP) - December 22-25, 2021

Organized by

The Regional Training Center supported by TDR

for Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR)

Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia

With the collaboration of

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO-EMRO)

Hammamet, Tunisia

Deadline of application: November 28, 2021

Only applicants from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region are eligible.

Scientific Writing & Publishing

DESCRIPTION

Regional Training Center (RTC) WHO-TDR and the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) held a two-day workshop on Scientific Writing & Publishing.

OBJECTIVES

-Share and discuss the principles of ethics in health research in general, with a special focus on scientific writing and journal publishing;

-Focus on regional ethical standards and best practices; encourage participants to draw on existing national, regional, and international professional networks and resources; and

-Encourage participants to network among themselves, work together to develop robust policies and standards, and cascade their experience to the authors and editors they deal with.


Capacity Building in Research Methods and Ethics on: Good Health Research Practice

DESCRIPTION

The GHRP course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for human research management and helps scientists to understand the importance of ethical and quality principles in the conduct of human health research. This course provides participants with the necessary tools to facilitate the design, conduct, record and report of their research project according to ethical and quality principles.


MODULES

The participants to the GHRP course will build skills in biomedical and health research to develop well-structured competitive proposals with clear and realistic implementation and monitoring plans.

The course, taught in English, will be held over 4 days. It will include the 5 following modules:

  • Good practices in biomedical research;
  • Concept and value of project planning and evaluation;
  • Defining the purpose and scope of the project;
  • Planning the project;
  • Implementing and evaluating a project.

PARTICIPANTS

Target participants who are involved in public health research or/and public health professionals, such as epidemiologists, sociologists, etc..

Participants are expected to bring the study proposal they plan to implement. Each project has to be proposed by two investigators, and for each selected project, two researchers will be able to participate in this training (PI, Co-PI, PhD...).


ELIGIBILITY

1. Only applicants from WHO-EMR region countries working in an institution within their region.

2. They should be involved in health research and recommended by their Institution.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSES

1/ Complete application form (For the GHRP course attached) including the description of the proposed research. Please note that the description of the proposed research section is important for the final selection of participants.

2/ Full CV

3/ Scanned copy of the first page of the passport (for international participants*)

4/ Scanned Vaccination Certificate anti-Covid-19.

All documents must be complete and have to be sent to: rtc.ipt@pasteur.utm.tn

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Expenses (except visa fees) for all selected participants will be supported by the organizers. Covered expenses include travel tickets (economic fare), Airport-Venue transfers, and accommodation. All other personal costs will not be covered by the organizers.

(**) Important:

All selected participants must check before traveling if they need a Visa to enter Tunisia.

Participants should obtain (at their own charge) visas to enter TUNISIA, before traveling.

In order to allow organizers, book the airline tickets, facilitate procedures for the entry in Tunisia and accelerate the visa procedure in coordination with the Tunisian Consular Services in their respective country/region, the participants have to fill the visa application file (that will be sent by the organizers upon selection).

For selected participants, kindly bring your vaccination certificate and wear the mask throughout the ceremony in a closed room.

Please check regularly the Ministry of Health website: http://www.santetunisie.rns.tn/fr/

 

FOR ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Wafa Kammoun, PhD
Project Manager
Regional Training Center
supported by TDR-WHO
for East Mediterranean region (EMR)
Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia
Email: kammoun.wafa@gmail.com

 
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