Unleash iMM’s research excellence in immunity and infection through twinning to infect Lisbon and Portugal with its increase in competitiveness and innovation

Spring School 2018

19 March 2018, Instituto Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal

20-22 March 2018, Sesimbra, Portugal

The TwinnToInfect Spring School on Infection and Immunity will take place in a coastal-town near Lisbon (Sesimbra) on 19-22nd March 2018 http://www.hoteldomar.pt/c_index.php This school is designed for PhD students and early post-docs who already have some knowledge of immunology and/or infection biology. The four-day course will combine lectures from invited speakers and oral presentations by attendants, with plenty of time for discussion (see programme). Poster sessions are an integral part of the school, in which the faculty and students/post-docs will mingle and actively discuss their work. This is a great opportunity to enhance scientific exchanges and promote networking! Of note, there will also be a visit to iMM (https://imm.medicina.ulisboa.pt/en/), which will include short presentations from our research groups working on Infection and Immunity.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Judith E Allen

University of Manchester

Adrian Liston

Inflammation and immunity, VIB-KU Leuven

Ali Hakimi

Epigenetic and Parasites, Institut Albert Bonniot

Ana Cumano

Lymphopoiesis, Institut Pasteur

Andreas Wack

Immunoregulation,The Francis Crick Institute

Anne O'Garra

Immunoregulation and Infection, The Francis Crick Institute

Brigitta Stockinger

AhRimmunity, The Francis Crick Institute

Caetano Reis e Sousa

Immunobiology, The Francis Crick Institute

Dinis Calado

Immunity & Cancer, The Francis Crick Institute

Herman Waldmann

Infection and Immunity, University of Oxford

Jean Langhorne

Malaria Immunology, The Francis Crick Institute

Mike Blackman

Malaria Biochemistry, The Francis Crick Institute

Nina Papavasiliou

Lymphocyte Biology, The Rockefeller University

Olivier Schwartz

Virus and Immunity, Institut Pasteur


Bruno Silva Santos

Group Leader at iMM Lisboa

Luis Graça

Group Leader at iMM Lisboa

Luisa Figueiredo

Group Leader at iMM Lisboa

Website: https://imm.medicina.ulisboa.pt/en/
Website: http://www.hoteldomar.pt/c_index.php
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Target Audience
PhD students, post-docs.
Fee1: 550€/person in a double-room
Fee2: 650€/person in a single-room

The school will host up to 60 students and early post-docs. We welcome participants from any institution, although privileged access will be given to the TwinnToInfect partner institutions: iMM Lisboa, Pasteur and Francis Crick Institute.

TwinnToInfect will support the registration fee for 15 participants from iMM, 15 from the Francis Crick Institute and 15 from Institut Pasteur. EFIS - European Federation of Immunological Societies, in collaboration with the Portuguese Society for Immunology (SPI) will kindly support the registration fee of up to 8 participants from European Institutions outside Portugal.

Participants will be selected based on an abstract of their current research project; and a brief curricular note. Please fill in the registration form.

Application Deadline 15/Jan/2018
Twinntoinfect Spring School 2018 Programme
Spring School organizers

Luisa Figueiredo

Group Leader at iMM Lisboa

Luis Graça

Group Leader at iMM Lisboa

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692022