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.
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 Öster Fernström (Engström) at Annette.Oster.Fernstrom@ki.se. More information on what KiiM is can be found at the website; https://ki.se/en/research/kiim-email-list.
What does Aii do?
Aii financially supports and practically help arranging theoretic and practical courses as well as other educational activities such as workshops, literature clubs and student conferences.
The main task is to ensure that PhD students in the field of allergy, immunology and inflammation get the best possible theoretical training and provide courses from basics to the absolute research forefront that advance the PhD students’ knowledge in the field and support their research.
Examples of Aii-sponsored education:
- Literature clubs and research forums
- Workshops and minisymposia
- Teaching activities
- Student conferences and events
Information about doctoral education courses at KI, including Aii courses, can be found at Doctoral courses.
All current and previous courses
Some courses are given every semester or once a year while others are given more irregularly, for example every third or fourth semester. Some courses in the list below are shared between several doctoral programs.
All current and previous courses
Course codeTitleHECFrequencyNext planned occasions
1496 Flow cytometry: from theory to application*1.5Once/yearFall 2018
1552 Skin allergy and inflammation1.5Approx every second yearNot set
3114 Molecular immunology3Once/yearFall 2018
1626 Cytokines in inflammation3Once/yearSpring 2019
1627 Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology*1.5Approx every second yearNot set
2186 Making and using genetically modified mice for immunological research1.5Approx every second yearFall 2019
2302/3139 Basic immunology32 times/yearFall 2018 and Spring 2019
2348 Functional fluorescence microscopy imaging (fFMI) in biomedical research3Once/yearFall 2018
2363 Antigen presentation and T cell activation1.5Once/yearFall 2018
2373 The yin and yang of tolerance: autoimmunity and tumourimmunology1.5Approx every second yearNot set
2388 Biology of inflammation1.5Approx every second yearNot set
2522 Mass spectrometry-based proteomics: When and How*3Once/yearFall 2018
2523 Omics data analysis: From quantitative data to biological information*3Once/yearFall 2018
2532 Multifactorial immune mediated diseases – etiology and pathogenesis1.5Once/yearFall 2018
3145 Pulmonary inflammation1.5Approx every second yearSpring 2019
2571 Psychoneuroimmunology*3Approx every second yearSpring 2019
2705 Basic inflammation3Approx every second yearFall 2018
2747 Basic training in flow cytometry1.5Once/yearNot set
2760 Translational medicine in autoimmunity3Approx every second yearSpring 2019
2764 Epigenetic methods1.5Approx every second yearNot set
2957 Neural control of inflammation and bioelectronic medicine*1.5Once/yearSpring 2019
3067 Immunogenicity: Immune responses against biological drugs1.5Approx every second yearFall 2018
3070 Mucosal immunology3Approx every second yearFall 2018
3072 Tissue-specific immunology1.5Approx every second yearFall 2018
* Shared between programs
Current Aii-sponsored minisymposia, seminar series and events
Neuro Rheuma seminar series. Every last Wednesday of the month, CMM L8:04 at 16:00.
*March 28th, 2018
Lara Kular (Neuro)
*April 25th, 2018
William Nyberg (Rheuma)
*May 30th, 2018
Workshop: “Taking Flow Cytometry Data to the Next Level”; Workshop: Taking flow cytometry data to the next level-13_april_Neo.pdf
Friday 13 April 11.00-14.00
Venue: Karolinska Institutet, Neo building, room 5108 (Gene), 5th floor, Huddinge Campus.
If you plan to attend, please register at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/tR8sMlIfKwJAu4BJ3
Lunch sandwich will be served for registered participants.
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 Caroline.Gronwall@ki.se 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.
Example of previous events, workshops and minisymposia
Career evening-PhD and beyondSpring 2017
Students winter conference: from basics to clinicsSpring 2017
Neuro-Rheuma seminar series2017
Non-academic researchFall 2016
KI flow club2015
The story behind the paper2014-2015
Immunology book clubs
Minisymposia and workshops
Autumn school: Satellite workshop on immunological methodsFall 2017
Minisymposium: A quest towards regeneration of muscle myopathies as well as pinpointing better molecular biomarkers for better diagnosis of the specific diseasesSpring 2017
iMedS: Immunology daySpring 2017
B cells in systemic autoimmunitySpring 2017
Image analysis methods for the study of immune system disordersSpring 2016
Innate lympoid cellsSpring 2016
Workshop - Guinea pig models of asthmaSpring 2017
Next generation sequencing of antibody repertoiresFall 2015
Immunology and infection biologySpring 2015
MicroRNA in inflammatory diseasesSpring 2014
Workshop at the interface between applied physics and immunologyFall 2014
Data-intensive methods in cell biology for the study of immune system disordersSpring 2015
RNA Sequencing SeminarFall 2014
Novel fluorescence-based methods in immunologySpring 2015
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 that the course is approved by the program. After this, you must send a message to Jan Wahlström at Jan.Wahlstrom@ki.se 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 Jan. 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 Jan Wahlström at Jan.Wahlström@ki.se 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 Caroline Grönwall and Jan Wahlström have 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.
KI's rules for economic reimbursements for external lecturers is found on the page Fees and hourley wages on the staff portal.
Do you need help with our learning management system (LMS), Pingpong or Canvas? Contact Vladana Vukojevic (Vladana.Vukojevic@ki.se).
Composition of steering group
Assoc ProfClin NeurosciencePedagogic development
Assoc ProfLabMed, Huddinge
Assoc ProfOdontology, Huddinge
Assoc ProfOnkPat, Huddinge