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Fellowships San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget) Spain

Applying before 27th July

PhD fellowships available at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget) in Milan

Applications are now open for the International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine academic year 2017-2018 at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.

Application deadline: 27th July 2017
More information on How to Apply

Have a look at the SR-Tiget laboratories proposing PhD projects as SR-Tiget fellowships.

If interested in this opportunity, please complete the application form . Candidates must tick the box “SR-TIGET – 5 research fellowships for projects to be performed at SR-TIGET laboratories”, and then select the specific projects of interest, as well as the box “Program in Gene and Cell therapy” in the online application form

Milan, 5 July 2017

PREANNOUNCEMENT FINAL CONFERENCE A FACTT project 9 – 11 October 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Highlighting the major achievements and future developments on CTT

A FACTT conference Barcelona Spain - 9th - 11th Octubre 2017

PREANNOUNCEMENT – FINAL CONFERENCE A FACTT – The A FACTT management team proudly pre-announces the final conference on the AFACTT project, that will take place in the city of Barcelona, 9 – 11 of October 2017. The A FACTT project is a COST action that started in December 2013 and will finish in December 2017. The conference will discuss the road it took to becomeEurope’s biggest research network on CTT, higlighting objectives, major achievements, future developments, and the state of the art in the field and trending topics.

[Source: A FACTT Management]

(1) Web A FACTT website
Badalona, 5 April 2017

4th International conference / workshop on Clinical Therapeutic Tolerance 27 -30 June 2017, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Deadline submission poster presentation March 17st, 2017

4th International conference / workshop on Clinical Therapeutic Tolerance 27 -30 June 2017 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Every 4 years Newcastle University is hosting its international conference/ workshop on Clinical Therapeutic Tolerance. Previous editions covered
‘Therapeutic Tolerance: Myth or Reality?’ (2005), ‘Therapeutic Tolerance: Closer to Reality?’ (2009) and ‘Therapeutic Tolerance: Tolerance
Inducing Strategies in the Clinic’. (2013)

This fourth workshop carries the title ‘Therapeutic Tolerance: First-in-Human Data’ and will be held from 27th – 30th June 2017. Main focus of
the meeting shall be the analysis of data from the first therapeutic tolerance trials, as well as survey the field for future opportunities.

The programme has been planned to allow ample time for discussion and true debate and there will also be an opportunity for poster
presentations (with prizes).

Confirmed speakers include: I Anegon (Nantes, France), H Bandukwala (Massachusetts, USA) M Bernardo (Milan, Italy), L Chatenoud (Paris, France), A Coles (Cambridge, UK), A Cope (London, UK), M Ehrenstein (London, UK), R Germain, (Bethesda, USA), L Graca (Lisbon, Portugal) , C Hilkens (Newcastle, UK), G Hollander (Oxford, UK), M Hernandez-Fuentes (London, UK), D Howie (Oxford, UK), J Isaacs (Newcastle, UK) , T Johnson (Augusta, USA), H Jonuleit (Mainz, Germany), G Kassiotis (London, UK), S Khleif (Augusta, USA), K Kishimoto (Massachusetts, USA), L Klareskog (Stockholm, Sweden), G Lombardi (London, UK), C Mauri (London, UK), A Mellor (Newcastle, UK), M Peakman (London, UK), A Radbruch (Berlin, Germany), M Rosenzwajg (Paris, France), D. Sansom (London, UK), G Schett (Erlangen, Germany), E Shevach (Bethesda, USA), A Suri (Turnhoutseweg, Begium), PP Tak (Stevenage, UK), R Thomas (Brisbane Australia), P Trozonkowski (Gdansk, Poland), W van Eden (Utrecht, The Netherlands), J van Laar (Utrecht, The Netherlands), F van Wijk (Utrecht, The Netherlands), D Vignali (Pittsburgh, USA), H Waldmann (Oxford, UK), R Wilkinson (Cambridge, UK), D Wraith (Birmingham, UK)

Would you like to participate ? These are the dates

Submit your poster presentations before Friday 17 March 2017
Please consult the web for poster requirements

Early booking discount until Marh 31st, 2017z
Last booking date : 9th June 2017

More info
Lisa Tait (lisa.tait@ncl.ac.uk)

[Source: Newcastle University ]

(1) Web and registration Clinical Therapeutic Tolerance International Workshop

Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 February2017

22nd Conference Nantes Actualités Transplantation 1 -2 June 2017, Nantes, France

Deadline for submission March 1st, 2017

22nd Conference Nantes Actualités Transplantation 1 -2 June 2017 Nantes France

The 22nd Conference Nantes Actualités Transplantation (NAT) will be held on 1 and 2 June 2017 at the “Cité des Congrès” in Nantes, organized by ITUN: Institut Transplantation Urologie Nephrologie and LABEX-IGO. The conference will focus on the mechanisms that control immune responses in organ or bone marrow transplantation and in cancer and is organized in four sessions: Tumor and graft microenvironment, Immune checkpoints, Macrophages and dendritic cells, and T cell therapy

Would you like to enroll ? These are the dates

Submit your abstract ! Deadline March 1st, 2017
Notification of oral presentations : by March 31st, 2017
Please consult the web for abstract poster requirements

Early registration : until March 1st, 2017
Standard Registration: by March 2, 2017

[Source: Nantes Actualités Transplantation]

(1) Web Nantes Actualités Transplantation
(2) Current programme Conference
(3) Registration: Early and Standard

Nantes, 12 December 2016

Next Management and Technical meetings A FACTT: 5- 7th October, Galway

3 day’s programme, including workshop on regulatory issues

Event location next A FACTT meetings: Galway Ireland.

The next Core Group and Working Group (WG) Meetings are scheduled during a 3 days programme, from 5th until 7th of October 2016 in Galway (Ireland). During day 2 A FACTT organizes a workshop on Regulatory Issues and a presentation of European MSC projects Galway.

The National University of Ireland at Galway, North Campus has been chosen as the venue to host the meetings.

(1) Download this document for more information on the How to get there, accomodation and exact venue.
(2) Event page A FACTT

Galway, 20 September 2016

FOCIS – European Advanced Course on Immunology – Paris, France

17th – 19th October 2016

Call for participation FOCIS European Advanced Course on Immunology - Paris -17th-19 th Oct 2016

FOCIS, the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, is announcing its European Advanced Course which will take place from 17-19 October 2016 in

The course covers major topics in cellular and molecular immunology, including innate immunity, B cells, T cells, dendritic cells, cytokines and mucosal immunity. Other lectures cover autoimmune, allergic and immunodeficiency diseases, as well as new advances in interventional and clinical immunology and the molecular and genetic basis of immunologically-mediated diseases. All lecturers encourage interaction with the students through questions and discussions during lecture time. There is also ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty outside the lecture room.

For more details on the course objectives, course testimonials of those who attended the course in previous occasions, the course programme and possibilities to apply for travel awards, please check out the link provided in Resources.

(1) Link to FOCIS European Advanced Course: Focisnet.org

Badalona, 4 July 2016

Training Summerschool Course OMICs in Biomedicine: linking genes and metabolites – Alveiro, Portugal

20th – 24th June 2016 – Limited numer of places available

IbIMED in collaboration with the University of Alveiro, Portugal, is organizing a 5 days Training Summerschool Course on OMICs in Biomedicine. With the rise of novel omics technologies, biological systems are being further explored at an incomparable scale generating heterogeneous and often large data sets. These datasets encourage researchers to develop novel data integration methodologies to be used in a routine form. Following this, the aim of this course is to provide an overview and practice of bioinformatic tools used for omics dataset analysis.

This course is aiming at researchers with little experience of working omics data. Due to hands-on sessions, this advanced training school has limited numer of places available.

For more information about this course please check here.

The AFACTT consortium will finance the attendance of up to 5 early stage researchers, who must work at one of the AFACTT consortium members. If you wish to apply, please contact AFACTT`s Short Term Scientific Missions Department for more information.

Alveiro, 2 June 2016

Call for participation Conference / Workshop on Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapy – Belgrade

11th May 2016 – No fees involved – Limited numer of places available

Call for participation Conference / Workshop on Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapy - Belgrade 11th May

The conference / workshop on Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapy is an event organized by COST Action BM1305 – Action to Focus and Accelerate Cell-based Tolerance – inducing Therapies (A FACTT) at the premises of the University of Belgrade and in conjunction with the A FACTT MC/WG meeting at May 9,10th.

Especially early stage researchers are encouraged to apply for participation in the workshop, which takes place in the Ceremony Hall of the University.

The application should include CV and a motivation letter and should be sent asap to Djordje Miljkovic.
Should you have other enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation.

There will be no fee for participation, but there is a limit to the number of participants

Current programme:

9.00- 9.30 Djordje Miljkovic (Serbia)

9.30- 10.00 Eva Martinez-Caceres (Spain)

10.00- 10.30 Maria Cristina Cuturi (France)


11.00- 11.30 Giovanna Lombardi (United Kingdom)

11.30- 12.00 Piotr Trzonkowski (Poland)


13.00- 13.30 Thomas Giese (Germany)

13.30- 14.00 Anja ten Brinke (The Netherlands)

14.00 – 14.45 Phil Lord/Catharien Hilkens (United Kingdom)


(1) Download: Programme and details location

Belgrade – 4 April 2016

2016 Conference of the European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society – Amsterdam

21 – 23 September 2016

2016 Conference of the European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society - Amsterdam 21 - 23 September

To be or not to be … a macrophageor a dendriticcell … that is the question

Join the 2016 meeting of the European Macrophage and Dendritic cell Society, Dendritic cells and Macrophages: Distant relatives or just close neighbours?.

Venue: “de Rode Hoed”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Date: 21-23 September 2016

Invited speakers:

Paul Kubes – Mihai Netea – Peter Cresswell – Muzlifah Haniffa – Benjamin Marsland – Edward Pearce – Joachim Schultze – Kris Thielemans – Marc Raaijmakers – Menno de Winther – Mihai Netea – Sjoerd van der Burg – Paul Kube

What’s on offer:

  • An exciting program in an exciting city
  • Excellent invited speakers
  • Ample slots for oral presentation of proffered abstracts
  • Interactive poster sessions
  • Travel awards for young investigators
  • Networking opportunities and an attractive social program
  • Prizes for best poster and oral presentation

Would you like to join ?

Deadline Abstract submission: 1 June 2016

Registration: through website. Early bird registration by 1 June 2016

For more information visit: www.emds2016-amsterdam.nl

[Source: EMDS Amsterdam ]

(1) Download Flyer Full Page

Amsterdam, 4 April 2016

Free online course on kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation

starting Jan 25th

Kidney transplantation used to be an experimental risky procedure, but is now routinely performed by many countries worldwide. Aren’t you curious how this is possible?

Join the Massive Open Online Course of LUMC that starts on January 25th and find out.

Prepare to discover the world of clinical kidney transplantation during this 4-module online course. Through interactive lectures, unique 3D-movies and real time videos about nephrology (including diabetes), surgery, immunology, you will learn about the different phases: before, during and after transplantation. Do you want to gain advanced knowledge? Each module offers in-depth insight into specialist subjects with extra assignments.

The course is designed for (bio) medical students, health care professionals and anyone interested in research and knowledge on clinical transplantation.

How can you join ? Register and read more information on the website of the MOOC Clinical Kidney Transplantation.

[Source: Clinical Kidney Transplantation – Leiden University – The Netherlands]

(1) Registration Online Course: Clinical Kidney Transplantation

Leiden, 20 Jan 2016

Journal Science Translational Medicine publishes A FACTT scientific position paper

free accesible in full text and reprint version

Prof. Piotr Trzonkowski, affiliated to the Medicial University of Gdansk, and other A FACTT project partners members have published a position paper in the journal Science Translational Medicine entitled “Hurdles in therapy with regulatory T cells

Authors: Piotr Trzonkowski, Rosa Bacchetta, Manuela Battaglia, David Berglund, Hermann Richard Bohnenkamp, Anja ten Brinke, Andrew Bushell, Nathalie Cools, Edward Geissler, Silvia Gregori, Marieke van Ham, Catharien Hilkens, James Hutchinson, Giovanna Lombardi, J. Alejandro Madrigal, Natalia Marek-Trzonkowska, Eva M. Martinez-Caceres, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Silvia Sanchez-Ramon, Aurore Saudemont, Birgit Sawitzki. Published 9 September 2015 Vol 7 Issue 304 304ps18

A FACTT in agreement with the publisher is proud to announce to be able to share with you the paper both in reprint and full text, and which you can access following the links in the resources section of this news item

[Source: A FACTT project]

(1) Access to papers: REPRINT
(2) Access to papers : FULL TEXT

Badalona, 5 Oct 2015

20th Annual Conference Belgium Society for Advancements of Cytometry, Antwerp, Belgium

November 19 2015

20th Annual Conference Belgium Society for Advancements of Cytometry November 19 Antwerp

The Belgium Society for Advancements of Cytometry (BSAC) organizes the 20th Annual Meeting which will take place in Antwerp on November, 19th.

Would you like to enroll ?

Submit your abstract ! Extended deadline October 16 th 2015
Mail the completed abstract template to bsac_info@sympa.ua.ac.be

Please use our template you can find in the resources section of this news item

Registration: by October 19th
Please open the full programme document in the resources section of this news item and mail the registration form to bsac_info@sympa.ua.ac.be

[Source: Belgium Society for Advancements of Cytometry]

(1) Download Full programme and registration form 20th Annual Meeting Belgium Society for Advancement of Cytometry Antwerp 19 Nov
(2) Download BSAC Membership Inscription form
(3) Download BSAC Abstract template 20th Annual Meeting Antwerp 19 November 2015

Antwerp, 5 Oct 2015

3rd International Molecular Immunology & Immunogenetics Conference MIMIC-III, Antalya, Turkey

From 27 to 30 April 2016

3rd International Molecular Immunology & Immunogenetics Conference MIMIC-III Antalya Turkey April 2016

Sponsored by the Turkish Society of Immunology the 3rd International Molecular Immunology & Immunogenetics Conference MIMIC-III is honored to invite you to come to Antalya in April 2016, a renowned touristic and historical site in southern seashore of Turkey. The Conference venue is a popular holiday resort, Papillon Ayscha Hotel.

As one of the traditions of MIMIC, recent trends and emerging topics on molecular and applied immunology as well as immunogenetics will be discussed. MIMIC Congresses put special effort to connect acclaimed international scientists and immunologists with new faculty and young researchers in a friendly and relaxed environment, aiming to foster exchange of ideas along with facilitating collaborations. For that, we invite an exceptional group of scientists from all over the world to present their recent studies and to discuss their findings and discoveries. We believe that MIMIC will be an excellent opportunity to explore new horizons for your research and develop new ideas to pressing and unresolved issues in immunology.

[Source: Website Conference]

(1) Download Website 3rd International Molecular Immunology & Immunogenetics Conference MIMIC-III

Antalya, 11 June 2015

Next Management and Technical meetings A FACTT: 8 – 10 October, Gdansk

3 day’s programme and workshop with companies

Event location next A FACTT meetings: Gdansk.

The next Joint Management Committee (MC) and Working Groups (WG) Meetings is scheduled In October 2015 in Gdansk (Poland) and will last for three days During day 2 A FACTT organizes a workshop with companies in the field. The Mercure hotel Stare Miasto, in the Old Town, has been chosen as the venue to host the meetings.

(1) Download this document for more information on the programme and options
(2) About venue location: Website Hotel Mercure

Gdansk, 27 May 2015

Call for abstracts 9th European Conference / Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases Sep 2-4.2015 Amsterdam

Main theme: Initiation of chronic tissue inflammation ; deadline submission abstracts : 1 June 2015

Download the entire flyer. As the development and availability of new targeted therapies boosted important evolutions in the field of clinical immunology, many of us realized the need for more intensive interaction and collaboration not only with fundamental immunologists and with industrial partners but also with our academic colleagues from other organ-specific disciplines than our own. Therefore, we initiated in 2004 an European Working Group of leading academic physicianscientists involved in clinical immunology, rheumatology, dermatology, gastroenterology and transplantation immunology. Our global aim is to create a forum for informal but intensive interaction and networking between translational immunologists from different organ-specific disciplines.

The key objectives of our organization are:

  • Focus on translational immunology with direct clinical relevance
  • Emphasis on cross-disciplinary interactions and projects
  • Strong interaction between academia and pharmaceutical partners, especially biotech companies focusing on immunomodulation and immunomonitoring

Over the last eight years, we have made a big step forward to reach this goal through the organization of the European Workshop on Immune-Mediated
Inflammatory Diseases in Amsterdam in 2006, Nuremberg in 2007, London in 2008, Cascais-Lisbon in 2009, Sitges-Barcelona in 2010, Nice in 2011,
Noordwijk aan Zee in 2012, Brussels (Masterclass) in 2013, and Funchal- Madeira, Portugal in 2014.

We look forward to receiving your scientific contributions on one of the following topics:

  • Rheumatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology
  • Transplantation
  • Clinical immunology
  • Basic immunology
  • Inflammation
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Neuroimmunology

Abstracts are considered for oral presentation only. Accepted abstracts will either be selected for oral presentation or for short speed data presentation. There will be no poster presentations. All accepted abstracts for oral and speed data presentation will be made available online.

A number of educational and travel grants will be awarded to the best abstract submissions by fellows in training and PhD students.

The abstract submission deadline is 1 June 2015.

(1) Download the entire flyer for more information on the programme and registration
(2) About EW IMID Website EW IMID

Amsterdam, May 2015

Registration open for new course “Frontiers in Transplantation” organised by King’s College London , Sep 1-2.2015

For scientists and clinicians interested in translational transplantation biology

King's College organises course on Frontiers in Transplantation. Download the entire flyer. Collaborating with the MRC Centre for Transplantation and NHS National Institute for Health Research, AFACTT partner King’s College London organises at the beginning of September 2015 for the second year in a row a new course on Frontiers in Transplantation: Clinical Excellence through Innovation

This two-day course is for scientists and clinicians interested in translational transplantation biology. The course will focus on immunology of transplantation and state of the art liver and bone marrow transplantation research.

At the end of the two day course, attendees will have gained insight into:

  • The problems facing a transplant due to activation of the innate immune system and novels ways to overcome this
  • The evidence suggesting an important role for B cells in the anti-donor response
  • Mechanisms of chronic rejection
  • Clinical trials in chronic rejection organised by KCL
  • Mechanisms of tolerance to transplants and novel strategies to promote tolerance
  • Recognising the activation state of the immune system post-transplantation

The course is organised by King’s College professors Giovanna Lombardi and Professor Anthony Dorling and will be held on Sept 1st and 2nd 2015. Registrations are now open.

(1) For further information including draft programme and fees
(2) Click here to get all the information on how to apply now
(3) Download the flyer
(4) More information also available from David Hardy

London, 6 May 2015

A FACTT opens call for participation Flow Cytomtery Workshop in Berlin (8-10 July 2015)

For advanced PhD/ early postdoc/ scientist or clinician with an interest in standardizing flow cytometry (e.g. for clinical trial immune monitoring) and/ or analyzing large scale multidimensional data sets.

At the premises of the Institute of Medical Immunology, Charite University Medicine, Berlin, the AFACTT project will organize a Flow Cytometry Workshop especially intended for our targetgroup Advanced PhD / early postdoc / scientist or clinician with an interest in standardizing flow cytometry (e.g. for clinical trial immune monitoring) and/ or analyzing large scale multidimensional data sets.

The workshop shall address the following topics:

  • () Overview on clinical trial design including immune monitoring and its standardization;
  • () design of flow cytometry panels, performance of surface and intracellular staining, cytometer set-up;
  • () leukocyte subset gating;
  • () introduction and use of bioinformatics tools for analysis and interpretation of multi-dimensional flow data (plus social and scientific interactive events)

Member of our targetgroup and experiences in flow cytometry are desirable. (and please bring your own lap-top!)

How to apply
Please contact Prof. B. Sawitzki or Dr. Stephan Schlickeiser including a short motivation letter.

The workshop will be held from 8th until 10th of July 2015.

Barcelona, April 2015

A FACTT opens call for Short-Term Scientific Missions applications

Preferably aiming at young and early stage researchers; applications must arrive before November 30th, 2014

The COST Action A FACTT, Action to Focus and Accelerate Cell-based Tolerance-inducing Therapies, will provide scientists with individual support to conduct scientific and educational exchange between partner laboratories. Currently, we are accepting applications for short-term scientific missions (STSMs). The financial contribution for STSMs will be a fixed grant covering travel expenses and subsistence according to the following rules:

– The reimbursement rate per day is EUR 160 maximum;

– Up to EUR 500 may be attributed for the travel expenses;

– A maximum EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to the grantee;

– This grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended only as a contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of the participant.

Preference will be given for research visits of young and early stage researchers that are employed in an institution of a COST country having joined this Action. Lab leaders are also allowed to apply, but for shorter periods and if money allows. Standard STSMs are supposed to have a minimum duration of 5 days and a maximum duration of 90 days. Applications for this call need to be carried out in their entirety before November 30th, 2014.

Applicants should use the electronic application form at https://e-services.cost.eu/stsm . After encoding the information via the online registration tool a formal STSM application has to be downloaded and saved. Please send this application form to all three of the following contacts:


Applicants must not forget to include all necessary supporting documents (cv, full work plan, list of publications, motivation letter, letter of support from the home institution, written agreement of the host institution).

If necessary, more information on STSM can be found in the COST Action Vademecum and available to you upon request, using our request for information form or sending an email to one of the contacts and with subject STSM.

Barcelona, 12 August 2014

Easy keeping track of updates on the A FACTT website

using RSS functionality

Keeping up to date with the A FACTT website and sharing information has become a bit easier now that RSS functionality has been added to the website. Just click the RSS icon at the top navigation bar or the RSS icon at the utmost right of your screen and you will see the list of most recent changes as well as a link to the page. However, you must have installed a RSS reader on your device or as a plugin in your browser.

Get your RSS addon and install:
For Firefox
For Google Chrome
For Internet Explorer: should be available in your browser; don’t need to do anything.

Barcelona, 22 April 2014

A FACTT project launches its website www.afactt.eu

responsive on smartphones and tablets !

Launching website A FACTT
One of the objectives of the A FACTT project is to share the information it obtains from the project and to further disseminate and promote the network and project results. To this the project has created a special website, – developed by IDYMA, Spain, – where you can learn more about the A FACTT project with special sections on its aim and objectives, the reason why A FACTT is necessary, the scientific work to be carried out, how to join, and the events that will be organised by A FACTT. Additionally you can follow the news on the project, subscribe yourself to the newsletter or get to know the management committee.

The website is completely adapted to its use on mobile devices, like smartphones, iPads and many other tablets.

The website’s domain: https://www.afactt.eu

Barcelona, 25 February 2014

Kick Off conference / meeting officially starts the A FACTT Project

starting with 22 partners from 16 European countries

The A FACTT project has started with a Kick Offf meeting, organised at the COST Office in Brussels on December 4th. The A FACTT project officialy is scheduled to finish on December 3rd 2017. The A FACTT project, whose goal is to establish a network to create synergies among its partners, starts with 22 partners from 16 European countries and the USA.

Brussels, 4 December 2013