Doctoral education Aii

Aii - allergy, immunology and inflammation

Aii is a doctoral programme at KI supported by the board of research education. Our main task is to ensure that PhD students within the fields of Allergy, Inflammation and Immunology achieve both broad and frontline area-specific knowledge during their PhD period. This task is mainly conveyed by the arrangement of theoretical research education courses but also by arrangement of practical courses and by supporting extracurricular types of activities, such as literature clubs and research forums.

The activities of Aii are decided by a steering group consisting of teacher representatives and two PhD student representatives. Aii has decided to also support teacher-specific activities, in order to further improve our courses and to ensure best possible value for the students. These teacher-specific activities will be performed in collaboration with LIME, KI.


New Aii chair - Caroline Grönwall

Dear Aii students and KiiM researchers, 
I am happy to announce that I will take on the responsibility as chairperson for the Aii- Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation doctoral program from 1st of September. Jan Wahlström, the current chair, will stay as program coordinator and we will share the administration responsibility. We also of course have help from the rest of the Aii steering group: Vladana Vukojevic, Robert Wallin, Ola Winqvist, Gunnar Nilsson, Liselotte Bäckdahl, Michael Uhlin, Gunilla Hedlin, Tulay Lindberg, Helen Kaipe, Julia Uhlmann, and Pia Larssen.
The Aii program administrates and finances around 25 post-graduate courses and are supported by the board of doctoral education. Our aim is to provide the best possible research education and Aii arranges mainly theoretical courses but also more practical courses, student conferences, seminar series, and literature clubs. Aii also co-finances the KiiM retreat and every year Aii hands out a number of grants for arranging workshops and minisymposia. We will send out a reminder with more information, but if you already now have an idea for a minisymposium that could be Aii financed, don't hesitate to contact Jan or me for more information. Similarly, if you are interested in arranging a course in the area of Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation, please let us know. 
I look forward to working with the Aii to facilitate great courses and fun educational student events! 
Best regards,


How to receive information

For information and seminars, please make sure that you have signed up for the KiiM emaillist. In order to sign up, please contact Annette Engström at


Grants for workshops and minisymposia

Aii announces GRANTS available for the organization of workshops and minisymposia in the area of Allergy, immunology and inflammation. Please contact Caroline Grönwall at for more information about requirements and how you can apply. Costs that may be covered include travel and accommodation for invited speakers, rent of venue, lunches and coffee breaks etc. For recent examples of Aii-sponsored events, please see below and under 'Documents'.


Information about doctoral education courses at KI, including Aii courses, can be found at

Spring 2016

The following doctoral education courses within the Aii program may have vacancies for the spring. Please contact the course organizer directly if you are interested.

Course number Course Course organizer     Date
2302 Basic immunology and     2016-03-15 -- 2016-04-28
2532 Multifactorial immune mediated diseases - etiology and pathogenesis     2016-03-07 -- 2016-03-11
2747 Basic Training in Flow Cytometry     2016-02-15 -- 2016-05-19

KiiM retreat

You find more informtion at KiiM:s webpage. Warm welcome!


Information for course organizers

The post-graduate program Aii administrates and finances around 25 post-graduate courses. If you are interested to organize a course within the field of allergy, immunology or inflammation, please see the general KI instructions and also follow the instructions below.

Aii courses must be registered at KI administration by registering the course plan in the database KIWAS. Courses that have been held later than fall 07 are already registered in KIWAS. For older course, or brand new courses, a new course plan has to be registered and approved. In addition, all courses to be held the coming semester need to be specified as to where and when the course will be held. You can also revise an old course plan.
When you have filled in your course description in the database KIWAS, you will receive a confirmation email from Aii/Robert that the course is approved by the program. After this, you must send a message to Robert Wallin at to apply for financial support from Aii. Aii finances a budget of up to SEK 50 000:-/course week (see below for exceptions).
In your application for financial support, please also include a short description of expenses you expect (ex rent, copying, catering costs (fika and/or lunch), books, travel, hotel, lab reagents, external lecture representation and payment) to Robert. Out of the max. SEK 50.000 per week, 15.000 can be shared between the course organizer(s) and the “kursamanuens” in recognition of their time and efforts to administrate the course. No detailed specification is required for this part of the budget. This money will be paid to the organizers KI account and can thus be used for research-related expenses.
In the case the course budget exceeds SEK 50 000:-/week, an extended budget can for special cases, such as lab-intensive courses, be approved by Aii before the course starts.
Expenses should be reported to Robert Wallin (and Jan Wahlström at Jan.Wahlströ for reimbursement no later than three months after completion of the course. The reimbursement can be obtained in two parts where the A part of SEK 15 000:- can be obtained before the start of the course by sending an invoice to Jan Wahlström ZZK2JANWAH. The B part, up to SEK 35 000:-, will be paid only after the completion of the course, after Robert Wallin has received the final report (see below).
Please note that the course needs to have a minimum of 8 KI-registered PhD students to receive the full funding.
The KI post-graduate courses have had problems with students not showing up at course start. To prevent this, Aii recommends their course organizers to use the below example as reply form for students.
Final report: At the end of the course, we ask you to fill out the final report form below and email it to Robert Wallin.
KI's rules for economic reimbursements for external lecturers is found at Internwebben.


Composition of steering group


Jan Wahlström
Assoc Prof

MedS Coordinator
Vladana Vukojevic
Assoc Prof
Clin Neuroscience Pedagogic development
Liselotte Bäckdahl
Research Engineer
Gunnar Nilsson
Gunilla Hedlin
KBH, CfA at IMM (50%)  
Helen Kaipe
Assoc Prof
LabMed, Huddinge  
Caroline Grönwall
Assistant Prof
MedS Chair
Tülay Lindberg
Assoc Prof
Odontology, Huddinge  
Michael Uhlin
Assoc Prof
OnkPat, Huddinge  
Ola Winqvist
Pia Larssen
Doctoral Student
Julia Uhlmann
Doctoral Student
MedH, CIM (Huddinge)  

Previous examples of sponsered events and documents for course organizers

Doctoral educationImmunologyInflammationNetwork