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Common Ground: Exploring Interdisciplinary Research In Infectious Diseases

Common Ground: Exploring Interdisciplinary Research In Infectious Diseases
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3rd Feb 2016 15:00 - 3rd Feb 2016 17:00
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities on Hope Park Square
Following the huge success of our first Common Ground workshop exploring interdisciplinary research in infectious diseases in November, we are delighted to confirm the second workshop ‘identifying problems’ will be held as planned.  
We will meet again on Wednesday 3 February at 3 - 5 pm, in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities on Hope Park Square (
At this workshop, we will explore possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration around the following shared thematic research areas:
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Antimicrobial Resistance 
  • Vaccine and Drug Development
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Data and informatics 
We have identified these thematic areas from the research interests of registered participants, and we ask that you each come to the workshop with a research question or problem that relates to one of these themes, and which you would like to explore further with an interdisciplinary team of participants. 
At the beginning of the workshop, you will be invited to introduce your question/problem to your thematic team and briefly explain how it relates to your broader research profile. Teams will then select several questions/problems around which to brainstorm possible interdisciplinary research projects. 
We are not expecting that discussions will lead to the formation of clear common research agendas at this point, but anticipate that they will stimulate new ideas, cross-fertilisations, and potential collaborations, which we can develop further  in the final workshop in the Spring.
We very much look forward to working with you all.
All best wishes,

Alice Street (; School of Social and Political Science)
Peta Freestone (, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities)
Hilary Snaith ( Infectious Diseases)
Edinburgh Students