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Scholars, Lecturers, Quality Assurance Committee Members

Already Involved Scholars

Regular conferences by LIVE guest researchers and lecturers from and outside our associated partners expose students to the state-of-the-art in scientific research, but also in humanities on vaccinology. We provide all the c.v. of these invited speakers and also the c.v. of the two experts who accepted to participate to the Quality Assurance Committee because they agree to make also a conference for the LIVE students.

  • S1
    • Beltran Arambru and Anna Bigas will teach in “Signal transduction, transcription factors, kinases, signaling pathways”
    • Yaqoub Ashhab and Lluis Espinosa Blay will teach in “Antigen recognition”
    • Marta Catalfamo and Martinez-Picado Javier will teach in “Immune response to pathogens”
    • Cecil Czerkinsky will teach in “Mucosal vaccines"
  • S2
    • Adam Finn and Vana Papaevangelou will teach in "Pneumococcal vaccines in healthy and HIV-immunocompromised children"
    • Arnaud Marchant will teach in “Immune system in early life, pregnant women and elderly”
    • Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye will teach in "Host-Pathogen interactions"
    • Stipan Jonjic will teach in "CMV interactions with the immune system"
    • Students will have access to famous speakers during the Summer School on Vaccinology 
  • S3
    • Arnaud Marchant will teach in “Vaccine specific applications”
    • Paolo Bonanni will teach in “Epidemiology”
    • Anne-Marie Moulin will teach in “Communicating on vaccines & public health”
    • Cecil Czerkinsky will teach in “Mucosal vaccines"
    • Thomas Kieber-Emmons, Anastas Pashov, Bin Wang will teach in “Immunology and Cancer: vaccine applications"
    • Stanley Plotkin will explain from a historical global point of view  "How vaccines guide the enhancement of the wellbeing of our world"
    • Stanley Plotkin, David scheifele, Bin Wang, Anne-Marie Moulin, Tobias Kollmann, Thomas Kieber-Emmons, Theodore Tsai will participate in MOOC development as experts in different fields.
    • Invited scholars come from 12 different countries and c.v. are available.

Quality Assurance Member 

Czerkinsky Cecil (FR) and Stanley Plotkin (USA) instruct the Quality Assurance Scheme as external reviewers.

Future Scholars: From 1 week to 3 months

Are you an expert on vaccinology or regulations applied to vaccinology?

Whatever your view on the subject, from scientific or industrial fields (immunology, infectiology, epidemiology, industrial process or quality) to humanities and laws (public health, health policy, regulations), you will:

  • make an impact by joining the LIVE consortium faculty and get the unique opportunity to meet our students,
  • meet the vaccinology leaders of tomorrow, and
  • share knowledge and good practices with the largest vaccinology science community.

The consortium offers each year guest lecturer's funding opportunity with competitive remuneration. Travel and accommodation costs of the visiting scholar are funded by the LIVE consortium. The LIVE course offers 3 to 8 positions / year for a maximum duration of three months to leading academics and practitioners preferentially, but not exclusively, from outside the European Union to contribute to the teaching programme. The scholar will be integrated in the department organising the LIVE Master at the hosting university.

Scholars can be asked :

  • to lecture students on a topic for a time slot to be agreed upon and corresponding to the scholar's field of expertise and availability
  • to assist in the preparation, development and/or implementation of a practical seminar or case study or MOOC development organised with the LIVE students and other national students from the national Master involved in the LIVE Master at the hosting university
  • to explore potential collaboration between the LIVE consortium and the home institution of the scholar. 

The lecturers / scholars can apply to the LIVE consortium on their own initiative or can be invited by the LIVE consortium to do so. The application (see details in the next §) should:

  • mention the academic year the scholar applies for
  • include a motivation pointing out the potential contribution to research and education in scientific or humanities or industrial process related to Immunology, infectiology or vaccinology
  • produce an extensive CV, stating publication records, research activities, etc.

Duration of the visit1 week to 3 months 

The selection is organized and proceeded by the LIVE consortium on the basis of:

  • elective criteria, i.e. academic performance and credentials of the candidates
  • potential contribution to research and education within the LIVE framework
  • origin of the  home institution of the scholar, according to this order of preference: third-country, developed country from outside EU, country from inside European Union
  • potential partnerships with the home institution of the scholar.

Future Scholars: application rules

1.   Selection criteria

Applicants must either:

- hold a PhD (or be near completion of one) OR a substantial track-record in the industry

- AND be able to demonstrate their ability to teach at a high level.

We equally welcome professors from higher education institutions as well as practitioners from the private sector. Academic / professional profile is the main criteria that will be used to assess applications.

2.   To apply, please send us at the following documents in “.pdf” format:

-  a CV, including

    • full contact information;
    • a short professional profile;
    • current employment status;
    • academic and professional background (positions and projects);
    • teaching track-record and professional references.

- A short (no more than 600 words) cover letter laying out what added-value your course proposal could bring to the programme, and notably with respect to student-centred teaching/lecturing, research activities and academic/professional networking;

-      A course proposal, including:

    • Master programme name;
    • course title;
    • learning outcomes (prerequisites, learning objectives and how these objectives fits into the sequence of the LIVE programme);
    • short course syllabus (course duration, themes covered by the courses, course sequence, cases-studies, learning materials, modes of learning, suggested readings…);
    • desired teaching campus (Spain, Belgium, France) and suggested teaching dates. We will consider online course proposals as well.

- Your LinkedIn page if you have one in the cover email.

- Application are to be sent with the subject line: “LIVE_Guest_Lecturer_Application_SURNAME_NAME.pdf”.

- No handwritten application will be considered.

3.   Agenda

A selection committee is convened each year in March. Applicants will be informed on selection results at the end of March by email. Please note that the Academic and Management Board may suggest modification of course contents should your proposal be accepted.

The consortium is an equal opportunity employer. Minority individuals, persons with disabilities, and woman are encouraged to apply. The consortium offer support to women who face difficult circumstances or barriers to their full participation in the programme.

Updated on Aug 15, 2021