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World AIDS Day

Early diagnosis of HIV is important as it allows  quicker linkage to care and antiretroviral treatment. Still 1 in 2 people living with HIV are diagnosed late.
Read the latest HIV/AIDS surveillance data in Europe from WHO and ECDC
 

Vacant position as Postdoctoral Statistician at Oxford University

Professor Lars Fugger (Oxford Centre for Neuroinflammation) and Professor Gil McVean (Oxford Big Data Institute) at the University of Oxford, are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral statistician. The successful candidate will be developing novel approaches for the analysis of multi-dimensional, healthcare-relevant phenotypes from population-based cohorts such as the UK Biobank.
Apply here 
 

European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2017: Tackling late diagnosis

Read the WHO top story on the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week. 
Early detection is key in the prevention and treatment of HIV and hepatitis B and C. In most countries in the Region, HIV testing services for those at risk are inadequate, and access to HIV and viral hepatitis prevention, treatment and care services is limited. WHO therefore recommends that countries prioritize, fund and support an acceptable level of services

Read the full story on the WHO website
 

Open Data: Fantastic idea or bureaucratic nightmare?

In this article on gains and challenges in "open data" on Videnskab.dk Professor Jens Lundgren talks about the use of open data in PERSIMUNE Datawarehouse.
Article
 

U = U

Read this month's editorial in The Lancet HIV on the Undetectable = Untransmissable campaign, and how data from the PARTNER study among others support the evidence of the effectiveness of viral suppression in blocking transmission of HIV. Find the editorial here
 
 

MISP - Talks: The new horizon in biomedicine

Join the MISP - Talks: The new horizon in biomedicine 
8 December 2017 16-19 
Jerne Auditorium in Mærsk Tower
The Panum Institute

Open to all, scientists and general public.
The MISP talks are a series of forward looking talks on precision
medicine and the emerging new science frontiers and technologies,
presented by leading international experts.

Please find full programme and register for the event here
 

EACS Guidelines 9.0

In relation to the recent EACS conference in Milan, Version 9.0 of the EACS Guidelines was launched. The massive work in reviewing and updating the EACS Guidelines is led by Prof Manuel Battegay with the support of Dr. Lene Ryom from CHIP.
The guidelines are an essential tool for clinicians assisting their work in the fast evolving field of HIV treatment. Version 9.0 of the Guidelines includes revisions to the sections on antiretroviral treatment, co-morbidities, opportunistic infections and Hepatitis C.

Read more about the latest updates and the work around the EACS Guidelines here
Find the latest version of the EACS Guidelines here

 
 

Open access to data - it's not that simple

To elucidate the advantages and challenges of open data in science, the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) conducted a survey among its researchers on open access to data. The report include a section on the PERSIMUNE Datawarehouse. 
The results are presented here.  
 

Winner of the oral presentation competition at the Danish Transplantation Society

The Danish Transplantation Society held its annual meeting on Wednesday 25th of October 2017. Among the highlights of the scientific program is the oral presentation competition which awards the best presentation with a grant of 10,000 DKK for a conference or research activities. This year, the prize went to Neval Ete Wareham who is an MD and PhD student in PERSIMUNE, working primarily with the MATCH programme. Neval presented the results of the CLASS study, which is the first validated method to reliably classify underlying cause of death in transplant recipients.
Congratulations to Neval. 
 
 

EACS 2017

16th European AIDS Conference 25-27 October 2017, Milan, Italy

CHIP is represented with 7 presentations at EACS 2017, 2 oral presentations and 5 poster presentations

Please find all presentations HERE
 

Available positions at CHIP

CHIP is looking to fill a position as Post Doc in biostatistics and is also hiring a student for our IT department. Read more about the positions HERE
 

Call for applications: Second International Modeling Immune System and Pathogen (MISP) Interactions 

The Second International Modeling Immune System and Pathogen (MISP) Interactions Research Camp will be held in Comwell Borupgaard, Snekkersten, Denmark, from December 4th-8th, 2017as part of a collaboration between Institute Pasteur and DNRF center of excellence PERSIMUNE, Rigshospitalet.

We have a total of 16 vacancies for researchers based in Denmark to participate in the 5-day workshop. In case you are interested in participating, please send your CV (including list of publications) to persimune.rigshospitalet@regionh.dkno later than 26th October – an invitation will be extended by early November. 

Read more about MISP Interactions Research Camp here 
 

ID WEEK 2017 - San Diego 4-8 October 2017

CHIP will be represented at IDWEEK 2017 with 8 presentations. 
1 oral presentation and 7 poster presentations.

See all presentations here
 

Launch of the Joint Action - INTEGRATE

19t September the Joint Action on integrating prevention, testing and link to care strategies across HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs in Europe - INTEGRATE - will be launched.

INTEGRATE is funded by the 3rd EU Health Programme and will run over three years (September 2017-August 2020)

The main objective of INTEGRATE is to integrate early diagnosis and linkage to prevention and care of HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs in EU member states by 2020.

Press Release from the European Commission

Read mroe about the Joint Action INTEGRATE here

For more information follow INTEGRATE on Facebook and Twitter

 
 

New PERSIMUNE Publication

PERSIMUNE in publication in Nature genetics " Bayesian analysis of genetic association across
tree-structured routine healthcare data in the UK Biobank
." .
Professor Lars Fugger contributed to an analysis comparing classified phenotypes against findings from analysis 
of host genomics and report an improvement of more than 20% increase in power to detect genetic effects over other approaches and identifies new associations between classical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and common immune-mediated diseases (IMDs). The study emphasises that a more careful system biological characterisation (in this instance host genome bioinformatics analysis) contributes to a better and biologically-determined classification of causes of disease.  

Read the publication here
 
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