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Vacant position as Research Associate/Statistician

The Centre for Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Modelling and Evaluation (CREME), within the Institute for Global Health, are seeking to appoint a Medical Statistician/Research Associate with a passion and interest in applying statistical methods to clinically relevant questions and helping with interpretation of complex statistical analyses.  The Group contains a large number of statisticians and epidemiologists working on the design and analysis of studies in HIV infection and other infectious diseases. 

Please find job description and apply here

Deadline for application: 12 March 2018


PhD defence Camilla Hatleberg

Camilla Hatleberg will be defending her PhD Thesis on "Cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive persons: Changes and differences in mortality, -interventions and risk factors; the D:A:D Study"
28th February at 14:00 at Nielsine Nielsen auditoriet in the Mærsk Tower Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen

Find more information here

PhD defense: Quality of HIV-Care and Management

Kamilla Grønborg Laut will be defending her PhD Thesis on "Quality of HIV-Care and Management - benchmarking and regional differences across Europe"
1 February at 13:00 -16:00 at Nielsine Nielsen auditoriet in the Mærsk Tower Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen
Find more information here


New Publication on Airflow limitation in people living with HIV

Andreas Ronit and colleagues report findings of airflow limitation in HIV positive and HIV negative populations and identify prior immunodeficiency as a putative risk factor for excess impairment in HIV positive patients. This study represents the largest HIV spirometry study to date.Future studies will focus on specific biological processes related to immune impairment explaining this excess risk. Read publication here


Andrew Amato on HIV and vulnerable populations

Andrew Amato, Head of Disease Programme HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Viral Hepatitis, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) will give a short talk on ’HIV and vulnerable populations’,
at CHIP, Øster Allé 56, 5th floor, DK-2100 Copenhagen O,
Thursday 1 Februar 2018 at 10.30-11.00h am. 
Free admission, but due to limited space, please sign up at:


Wall of fame PERSIMUNE Data Warehouse

Acknowledgement of the huge work done in relation to the establishment of the PERSIMUNE Datawarehouse
See the Wall of Fame for the PERSIMUNE Data Warehouse


Review of HLA variation and disease

Professor Lars Fugger, PERSIMUNE Rigshospitalet, University of Oxford, recently reviewed his long-term research interest in the tissue type system HLA in Nature Review Immunology. The review pinpoints yet to be engaged avenues of research opportunities; potentially to be exploited using the PERSIMUNE datawarehouse. 
Read the review here

Precision medicine and bioinformatics with 320 mph: When data sharing increases the understanding of

Read this article from the Danish National Research Foundation on the scientific MISP Camp, data sharing and the national strategy for precision medicine.


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 Professor Jens Lundgren talks about the use of open data in PERSIMUNE Datawarehouse.

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

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