PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 26, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island’s Institute for Immunology and Informatics is currently accepting fellows to participate in a workshop and training course targeting neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and emerging infectious diseases (EID).

The workshop will focus on training NTD/EID researchers interested in using new vaccine design tools developed by Principal Investigator and URI Professor Annie De Groot and Co-Investigator Bill Martin of Epivax Inc.

The training session will take place from May 26th to May 29th at the URI Providence Biotechnology Center. I’Cubed plans to select six fellows for the training. Selections will be based on the applicant’s current involvement in research on neglected tropical diseases, prior doctoral or equivalent training in immunology or a related area in the vaccine development field and substantial commitment from the applicant’s home institution to their future research career. Immunoinformatics tools will be available to the fellows after they complete the training, so that they can continue their work in the host laboratory. The tools are made available to the I’Cubed by EpiVax, Inc. on a non-commercial basis.

To apply please provide the following information:
• A description of your work, including reasons for your interests in learning to use the TRIAD toolkit and how it would apply to your research project in the future (maximum 1 page).
• A budget for your travel costs.
• Your Curriculum Vitae (NIH formatted).
• Two letters of reference.
Submissions must be received by April 15, 2015 All application materials should be sent electronically to Project Manager Ryan Tassone at

For more information about De Groot, the Institute for Immunology and Informatics, and the TRIAD grant research, visit