São Paulo School of Advanced
Science on Epidemic Preparedness
São Paulo School of
Advanced Science on
Epidemic Preparedness
July 10th to 22nd, 2023
São Paulo, Brazil

A multidisciplinary school that brings together diverse areas of knowledge for an immersive experience for facing new epidemics.

Epidemic preparedness requires an approach including

sociology statistics epidemiology nursing immunology ecology economics computer science science communication political science applied mathematics microbiology public health demography law journalism physics molecular biology parasitology public administration complex systems biomedical engineering

Masters and Doctoral students, young researchers in the life sciences, human and social sciences, and exact sciences with experience or interest in working to prevent epidemics are invited to apply.

We are hoping to receive applications from candidates with a background  from a diverse set of disciplines related to epidemic preparedness and who are open to dialogue with students from different backgrounds.

People from all regions of the world can apply. There is no registration fee, and those accepted will have their accommodation, food, and travel expenses covered. A total of 100 students will be accepted.


The School aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogues for research and action by focusing on core tracks: mathematical and statistical modeling, genomics, epidemiological surveillance, public policies, immunology, and dialogue with society.

Outstanding researchers will offer mini-courses focusing on how these areas contribute to effectively responding to epidemiological emergencies.

Participants will work in multidisciplinary groups in simulated situation rooms and collect hands-on experience in site visits. Most afternoons will be dedicated to these practical activities led by instructors and teaching assistants. The school will be held in English language


Lecturers mini-bios


The school will take place at the Public Health Schools of USP

Organised by a multidisciplinary group of researchers associated to 8 institutions


São Paulo School of
Advanced Science on
Epidemic Preparedness