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Immunomeeting Seminar Series

The Immunomeeting Seminar Series  is held at the University of Basel's Department of Biomedicine (Hebelstrasse) on Mondays during term time. Researchers from the various uBICo member groups present their work at these weekly meetings, in addition to invited guest speakers and uBICo distinguished speakers.

In addition to being accredited postgraduate lecture courses at the University of Basel (15581-01 Seminar: Immunology I and 17493-01 Seminar: Immunology II) the seminar series is also registered with the Veterinäramt Basel-Stadt for ongoing education. Attendees of relevant Immunomeetings have the opportunity to get credit towards “Aus- und Weiterbildungsveranstaltungen für Fachpersonal für Tierversuche”.

The Immunomeetings are coordinated by Prof. Gennaro De Libero, head of the Experimental Immunology Research Lab. For further information on the Immunomeetings please contact: Dr Paula Cullen

Upcoming Immunomeetings

Details of all upcoming meetings can be found on the Events page

Meetings are being held in person again and the location of individual meetings is given on the event details. Some meetings may also be avaiable on zoom to UBICO members. Pre-registration is necessary to attend these zoom meetings. Please contact Dr Paula Cullen for the the registration link if you wish to attend.

If you wished to be kept informed about future Immunomeetings you can subscribe to the Immunomeeting mailing list by sending an email to Dr Paula Cullen with your request. Please note that if you were already subscribed to attend a previous series of Immunomeetings then you do not need to ask to be added again.



uBICo Distinguished Speakers and Guests:

The uBICo Distinguished Immunology Speakers series sees leading researchers from around the world present their work at the Immunomeetings, which are then held in the ZLF Small Lecture Theater. These speakers partake in an extended programme during their visit to BaseL. Each speaker will spend the day with faculty and students at the Department of Biomedicine and in addition to the Immunomeeting presentaiton there is a series of one on one meetings with faculty, a lunch with postdoc, a presentation and discussion with the Immune PhD Journal Club and a faculty dinner.

There are no Distinguished Speakers currently scheduled  but details of future speaker visits will be presented here and on the Events page as and when they are available.


Details on other researchers who have visited Basel and taken part in the uBICo Distinguished Speaker series can be found below along with a list of guest speakers who have also presented at the Immunomeetings in recent years.

uBICo Distinguished speakers

Mauro Perretti, William Harvey Research Institute Queen Mary University of London. Decemer 11th 2023

Andrew Macpherson, Inselspital Bern. November 20th 2023

Klaus Rajewsky, MDC Berlin-Buch, Germany. April 24th 2023

Oreste Acuto, University of Oxford, UK. March 27th 2023

Jean-Claude Weill, Inserm, France. February 6th 2023

Burkhard Ludewig, Medical Research Centre, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, October 24th 2022

Jenny Mjösberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. 9th November 2020. Due to the pandemic Jenny Mjösberg was unable to visit Basel as planned, but still carried out her presentation via zoom.

Ananda Goldrath, University of California, San Diego, USA, November 25th 2019

Gillian Griffiths, Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK, April 29th 2019

Gioacchino Natoli, School of Medicine, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy, April 1st 2019

Marion Pepper University of Washington, Department of Immunology, Seattle, WA, USA, February 25, 2019

Oreste Acuto, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, November 19, 2018

Pedro Romero Department of Oncology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, September 24, 2018

Stuart Tangye, Garvan Institute of Research, Australia, March 12, 2018

James Di Santo,  Insitut Pasteur, France, Feb 5th 2018

Matt Williams, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Nov 13, 2017

Mitchel Kronenberg, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, USA, April 24, 2017

Vincenzo Cerundolo, Radcliffe Dept of Medicine, Oxford, UK, Feb 20 2017

Meinrad Busslinger, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria Nov 28, 2016

Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA, USA, Sept 12, 2016

Cornelia Weyand, Stanford University, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, CA, USA, Sept 5, 2016

Dirk Busch, Technische Universität München, Germany, April 11, 2016

Jean Laurent Casanova, University of New York, NY, USA, March 21, 2016

Axel Kallies, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia, Feb 29, 2016

Rolf Zinkernagel, University of Zürich, Switzerland Jan 14, 2016

Ken Murphy, Washington University School of Medicine St-Louis,  Dept. Of Pathology and Immunology, St- Louis, USA, Sept 7, 2015

Jeremy Luban, University of Massachusetts Medical School,  Dept. Of Pathology and Immunology, MA, USA, May 7, 2015

Russell Jones, Goodman Cancer Centre,  Dept. Of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, April 20, 2015

Takeshi Egawa, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Immunobiology, St- Louis, USA, March 20, 2015

Guest speakers

Mauro Gaya, Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy. November 13th 2023

Michael Sixt, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria. November 6th 2023

Orhan Rasid, University of Glasgow. May 15th 2023

Mariana Borsa, University of Oxford, Kennedy Institute. April 17th 2023

Eddie Irvine, BSSE, ETHZ. 23rd January 2023

Evangelos Triantafyllou, Liver Immunology Group, Imperial College London, 12th December 2022

Nicola Diny, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, 12th September 2022

Sidonia Eckle, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 30th May 2022

Wolfgang Schamel, University of Freiburg, Germany, 3rd February 2020

Giulia Casorati, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, 27th January 2020

Jeff Rathmell, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, September 16th 2019

Leo Kunz, Timm Schroeder lab, D-BSSE, May 25th, 2019

Marcus Thelen, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Università della Svizzera Italiana, May 6th, 2019

Hans-Christian Reinecker, Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, February 4, 2019

Toru Miyazaki, Laboratory of Molecular Biomedicine for Pathogenesis, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, September 17, 2018

Olaf Rötzschke, Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Singapore, September 3, 2019

Fabio Grassi, Institute for Research and Biomedicine, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, April 9, 2018

Christoph Schneider, Dept of Medicine UCSF CA, USA, March 5, 2018

David Artis, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA, March 16 2017

Maria Curotto de Lafaille, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore, Sept 28, 2015