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The Scandinavian Society for Immunology (SSI) meeting in Turku, Finland


10-13 May 2016; 43rd Scandinavian Society for Immunology meeting, Turku, Finland

We are delighted to welcome you to the 43rd Scandinavian Society for Immunology meeting. The meeting will present cutting-edge research in immunology from basic aspects to translational studies. We will focus this year on the recent exciting discoveries in novel approaches in immune regulation and emerging understanding on the interaction of our immune system and microbiota. You will be thrilled about the far reaching impact of these findings on the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases as well as obesity and other seemingly metabolic diseases.

Importantly, the meeting will provide an opportunity for young scientists to meet the leading experts and present their own work as oral presentations and as posters.

Abstract submission opens: January 7, 2016
Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2016
Letters of approval to be sent: February 29, 2016
Registration starts: January 2016
Early registration deadline: March 14, 2016

For more informaion, please see: http://www.scandinavianimmunology.nu/ and here http://congress.utu.fi/ssi2016/

Welcome to Turku!

The Organizing Committee


XIV European Symposium on Platelet and Granolycyte Immunology, Stockholm, Sweden

On May 26-28 2016, Agneta Wikman and Petter Höglund organize an international conference in Stockholm, focusing on platelets and granulocytes.

Among the conference topics, you will find basic aspects of these cells in relation to immunity, such as autoimmune neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, HLA-immunizations, and autoantibody formation and detection.

If you are interested in these cell types in relation to immunity in general, this conference might be of interest for you!

The deadline for abstract submission is Feb 14.

A preliminary program and specific information about abstract submission and registration can be found on the conference website: http://www.espgi2016.com.

With best regards,

Petter Höglund


StratCan Summer School, Stockholm, Sweden

The summer school is open to PhD students and Post Docs and will be held 14-17 June 2016 at Conference Hotel Yasuragi in the Stockholm archipelago.

The StratCan Interactive Summer School in Cancer 2016 focuses on the Cancer Cell Niche and is organised by Hong Qian and Julian Walfridsson from HERM.

Confirmed faculty:
Tsvee Lapidot, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Arne Östman, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Dominique Bonnet, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, UK
Maria Kasper, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Eva Hellström Lindberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Yihai Cao, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Janne Lehtiö, Karolinska Institutet & SciLifelab, Sweden

Application deadline May 2, 2016.

For more information and application procedure, please see: http://ki.se/en/stratcan/summer-school-2016-cancer-cell-niche


FOCIS 2016, Boston, USA

22-25 June 2016, Boston, USA

FOCIS is the meeting in translational immunology that will give you a competitive edge in your career. Stay ahead of the curve with leading clinicians and researchers delivering the latest breakthroughs across immune-mediated diseases.

Focusing on molecular pathways and their implications in human disease provides the unique opportunity for innovative thinking and apply ideas from the pathologies of other diseases to uncover novel solutions to challenges in the diseases you study.

Important Dates and Deadlines
Abstract submission, meeting registration, hotel reservations open: November 2015
Abstract submission deadline: January 27, 2016
Exhibitor registration deadline: March 11, 2016
Meeting registration deadline for poster presenters: April 1, 2016
Late-breaking abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2016
Headquarter hotel registration discount deadline: May 20, 2016

For more information, please see: http://www.focisnet.org/2013-03-07-14-01-50/2015-annual-meeting


Innate Immunity in Host-Pathogen Interactions, Heidelberg, Germany

EMBO/EMBL Symposium

26–29 June 2016, Heidelberg, Germany

Abstract submission deadline: 4 April 2016
Registartion deadline: 16 May 2016

For more information, please see: http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/


Sixth International Conference on Bcells & Autoimmunity in Nantou, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

16-18 August 2016, Nantou, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Abstract deadline: 25 April 2016

Registration deadline: 15 July 2016

For more information, please see: http://www.bcell2016.org/ and below.


13th Key Symposium 2016: Bioelectronic medicine - Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms, New York, USA

21-23 September 2016, New York, USA

The 13th Key Symposium 2016: Bioelectronic Medicine — Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms, will convene thought leaders who have the potential to explore, define, and create this new field. Session topics include: Defining Circuits, Cell Biology and Cancer, Molecular Sensing, Clinical Updates, Brain Interfaces, Processing the Future, and Funding the Field. By harnessing the power of technology spanning disciplines from microfluidics to computer processing to molecular technology, we step closer to the promise of bioelectronic medicine — to naturally reproduce a drug’s therapeutic reaction by mobilizing the body’s natural reflexes to develop effective, safe and economical alternatives to pills and injectables.

The deadline for abstract submission: 29 July 2016
Early bird deadline: 22 August 2016

For more information, please see: www.nyas.org/BioelectronicMedicine and below


17th ESID meeting, Barcelona, Spain

21-24 September 2016, Barcelona, Spain

The 17th Biennial Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID 2016) offers unparalleled access to the latest research and analysis in the field of immunodeficiencies. Meeting participants will gain valuable insights into innovative perspectives in both basic and clinical research.

The scientific programme will draw together leading international experts ​to discuss breakthroughs in diagnostic immunology, genetics and immunobiology of human diseases, advances in clinical practice, novel therapeutic approaches to tolerance induction and new insights into stem-cell and cellular therapies. Building on the success of previous ESID Meetings, this innovative educational forum is the ideal location to share knowledge, connect with professional colleagues and grow your professional network.


​​​Abs​​​tract Submission De​adline​: 19 April 2016
​​​Travel Grant Deadline: 30 June 2016
​​​Early Registration Deadline​: ​​06 July 2016​​​

For more information, please see: http://esid.kenes.com/


16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity, Taormina, Italy

2-5 October 2016, Taormina, Italy

Open Early Registration: 15 February 2016
Deadline early registration: 15 May 2016
Abstract submission Deadline: 30 June 2016

For more information, please see http://nk2016.it/



For more conferences, please see Svenska föreningar för Klinisk Immunologi och Transfusionsmedicin http://www.kitm.se/sv/category/nyheter/



Please note that places are still available for the "Antigen presentation and T cell activation" doctoral course (2363).

This course will take place between the 2016-11-21 and the 2016-11-25.

The course's syllabus can be found here: http://kiwas.ki.se/katalog/kursplan/show/1834

Apply here no later than 15th of September: https://survey.ki.se/Survey/2986

With best regards, Isabelle Magalhaes and Sarah Thunberg

Karolinska Institutet | Dept. of Oncology-Pathology



Seminar series at CIM.

Please find the webpage here http://ki.se/en/medh/seminar-series-spring-2016.


Post Doc postitions

Two Postdoc opportunities to study NK cell biology in the lab of Eric Long at the National Institutes of Health, MD, USA.

Please find more information here: www.niaid.nih.gov/labs/aboutlabs/lig/mcis and below

Cell and Molecular BiologyCell BiologyImmunologyMetabolismStem Cell BiologyStem cells