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10th FAIS-African Immunology Congress

participants congres

The 10th African Congress of Immunology was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, in December 3-7, 2017. You can now watch the congress ceremonies videos and check pictures of the event on http://www.faisafrica.com/en/.

IUIS-FAIS-SMI Course in Morocco:

“Cancer, Inflammation and Immunotherapy”

A 5-day course sponsored by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS), the French Society of Immunology (SFI) and the Moroccan Society of Immunology (SMI).

The course is open to 60 advanced PhD and MD students      and post-doctoral scientists mostly from Africa.


Location: Zalagh Parc Palace Hotel FES, Morocco
Date: April 3-7, 2018

Application due: January 21st, 2018

Travel Awards IUIS/AAI 2018





The IUIS Education (EDU), the Gender Equality and Career Development (GEC) Committees and the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) are pleased to announce their continued co-sponsoring of 8 travel awards (4 for each course) for trainees from the developing world to attend summer courses.


This year the schedule is as follows:

-The AAI Introductory Course in Immunology (July 10-15, 2018, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California).

-The AAI Advanced Course in Immunology (July 22-27, 2018, in the Seaport World Trade Center, in Boston, MA).

Preliminary information is shown on the AAI website (http://www.aai.org/Education/Courses).  Complete information, including schedules and registration information, will be posted on the website in February 2018.


All applications for the INTRODUCTORY course should be received prior to January 17, 2018, and for the ADVANCED course prior to January  31, 2018.

TwinntoInfect Spring School 2018
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.

Given the strong interest in the school, we have decided to extend the deadline till this Friday, January 19th, at 15:00 (Lisbon time).


Early Career Research Prize in Vaccinology R&D

Congratulations to Tineke Cantaert!

We have a winner!Early Carreer Research Prize in Vaccinology

The IUIS, together with Vaccines Europe is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Early Career Research Prize in Vaccinology R&D.

The winner has been identified by a jury of 7 members of the IUIS Vaccine Committee among the excellent applications received from 6 different European countries.

According to the standardized scoring system followed, the highest scores were given to Tineke Cantaert, PhD (Belgian), currently working at the Institut Pateur du Cambodge.

IUIS relationship with the World Health Organization


IUIS has long had an informal relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2017, this relationship was formalized according to WHO guidelines. The goal of the collaboration is to advance WHO’s work on quality, safety and efficacy of medical biological products with IUIS providing relevant expert immunology knowledge. Our new relationship involves planned contributions from IUIS and its members.

Specifically, we will work together on the WHO Programme Area: access to medicines and health technologies and strengthening regulatory capacity.


IUIS will provide support and knowledge in determining norms and standards for biologicals, especially vaccines, and scientific input on nomenclature of immunology molecules. We also support educational activities and communication to strengthen expertise in immunology.


We are grateful to Ivana Knezevic, who is our WHO liaison and has helped us immensely in creating this collaboration. We look forward to some exciting outcomes in the next three years.

3 full scholarships for applicants from developing countries


14th Spring School on Immunology, March 18th – March 23rd 2018
Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
German Society for Immunology

We are pleased to announce that – through joint sponsorship by IUIS and the German Society for
Immunology - 3 full scholarships will be offered for this School for applicants from developing
countries and studying/working in these countries

AAI Advanced Course in Immunology 22-27 July 2018


More information to come in February 2018

Advance Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology Feb 18-21, 2018