First Humboldt Kolleg (An International Conference) NIMR

Theme: From Basic Sciences to Translational Research: the Journey so far in Nigeria

Date: Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th October 2019

Basic Scientists are the foundation of biomedical research world-wide. Scientists enable understanding of fundamental disease processes, their pathogenesis and diagnosis of vast majority of diseases and conditions afflicting millions of people and crops round the globe. However, the challenge lies in the transference of this discovery into treating diseases in humans and crops using these methods and then using knowledge gained to improve health care policy.

To be able to do the latter it requires scientists in various disciplines of life sciences such as medical sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, mathematics, engineering, physical and computer sciences etc. The ultimate goal of translational research is for the improvement of human health which is beneficial to all including the non-scientists. However in Africa, part of the challenges faced stem from scientific, cultural, institutional and policy, making it difficult for basic scientists to collaborate and conduct translational research. 

The idea of the conference is to bring together scientists from Germany and Nigeria interested in basic, applied and translational research.

It also seeks to bridge the gap between basic and translational research, with the aim of providing knowledge exchange opportunities, generating future collaborative networks under the concept of translational research to solve problems, thereby fostering an environment of communication and cooperation between basic and clinical scientists, in order to encourage and foster multi-and interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Humboldt-Kollegs
are regional and expert conferences by and for Humboldtians sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation aims to strengthen regional and professional networking between its alumni and spark junior researchers’ interest in Alexander von Humboldt Foundation programmes and in Germany as a research location.

Scientific Tracks

Authors are requested to choose from any of the scientific track below during the submission process:

Track A: Biomedical Science and Medicine

Track B: Translational Research & Molecular Microbiology

Track C: Agriculture, Food Science and Clinical Trials

Track D: Genomics, Biotechnology, Natural Products & Cancer therapy

Font: Authors are advised to use standard fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman Font size 12.

Authors and Word Limit

The abstract text body should not exceed 250 words and a maximum number of 10 authors per abstract. Authors should exclude tables and graphs in the abstract. The authors and institutional affiliations of each author should be included and corresponding author clearly indicated.

Abstract Structure

The title of the abstract should not exceed 20 words with a maximum of five keywords per abstract.

Abstract should be structured in the following order:

Option 1: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions

Option 2: Background, Description, Lessons learnt, Conclusions

The conference is sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in collaboration with Nigerian Institute of Medical Research. Registration is free.

However, limited spaces are available for Non-Humboldtians while preference will be given to those who have paper(s) to present.

This is the first call for abstract submission and submission of abstracts will expire on 4th September 2019.

Humboldtians should kindly confirm their attendance end of August – 2019. Please, send your abstract to the emails listed below:

Dr. S. I. Smith (Convener) Nigerian Institute of Medical Research.

Dr.T.O. Fadipe 
Phone Number: 0803 318 3943