MISC - Microbial Surface Colonization
MISC is a Norwegian-Chinese-Japanese student and researcher exchange program on the study of microbial surface colonization.
About the project
MISC is an INTPART initiative with Nagoya University, Japan, and the Peking Union Medical College/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China.
The project received funding for 3 years, 2019 to 2022, with a budget of 4.5 million NOK.
Who can apply
MISC is an open exchange program for anyone at the bachelor, master, PhD and postdoc level from one of the affiliated institutions.
How to apply
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The primary objective is to establish a sustainable student and researcher exchange program with Nagoya University, Japan and the Beijing Union Medical College/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences based on existing student exchange agreements and scientific collaborations.
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Microbial surface colonization plays an important role in basic biological processes such as symbiosis (plant-microbe symbiosis is important for agriculture), pathogenesis (colonization of the gut, of teeth, or the skin by disease agents), and in biofilms that have impact on the environment (e.g. by covering eutrophic lakes, etc.).
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