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EMSI provides training in evolutionary medicine, with a focus on computational methods, networking, and advancing research frontiers. We aim to attract a diverse pool of applicants that include students, postdocs, and faculty with biological or social science interests, plus clinicians and other medical, veterinary, and public health practitioners. The goals of EMSI are to:

  • Introduce core evolutionary principles relevant to public health and medicine.
  • Apply evolutionary perspectives to a wide range of topics, including infectious disease, microbial resistance, cancer, the microbiome, and more.
  • Provide training in computational methods used in evolutionary and ecological research.
  • Build collaborative networks across the evolutionary sciences, human and veterinary medicine, and public health to fuel new research in evolutionary medicine.

Through lectures, hands-on computational exercises, and team-based learning projects, participants will gain the background and the tools to apply evolutionary biology to questions of medical and veterinary importance.

Scholarship funds are available for applicants who are underrepresented in STEM, teach at minority-serving institutions, or have significant financial constraints that would limit their participation. Scholarship details can be found on the EMSI application (live soon).

Event details: Sunday, May 21st through Friday, May 26th, 2023. The workshop to take place in-person at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Registration rates: Registration is $325, or $525 with on-campus housing included.

Application deadline: All applications are due by Monday, March 27th, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.

To apply, please complete this application by the deadline of Monday, March 27th, 2023

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Charlie Nunn or Rebecca Cook.