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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.

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 which sees them spending the day with faculty and students at the Department of Biomedicine.

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

The Autumn Immunomeeting series is currently being held on zoom. Pre-registration is necessary to attend the meetings. Please contact Dr Paula Cullen for the the registration link if you wish to attend.

Please note that if you attended the Spring 2021 Immunomeeting Series the lin kthat you used to attend that series is no longer active.

Autumn Immunomeeting schedule

20th September

Thomas Barthlott, Pediatric Immunology

An update on mouse thymic epithelial cells

27th September

Ana. Xavier, Cancer & Immunobiology

Targeting allergy with minimal impact on Host immunity

4th October

Magdalena Filipowicz Sinnreich, Liver Immunology

The gut-liver axis as a MAIT cell stimulatory environment

11th October

Andrew Chancellor, Experimental Immunology Group

18th October

Tohnyui Ndinyanka Fabrice, Immune Cell Activation, Biozentrum

Coronin 1-Regulated Cell-Cell Adhesion and Calcium Signalling Defines T Cell Population Homeostasis

25th October

Veronica Richina, Tumor Heterogeneity Metastasis and Resistance

Deciphering the Effects of Cigarette Smoke-associated Immune Dysfunctions on Breast Cancer Lung Metastasis

1st NovemberDarya Palianina, Infection Biology
8th NovemberImmunobiology Group
15th NovemberDominic Schmid, Cancer iImmunology


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 on the list for the 2020 and 2021 series of Immunomeetings to date then you do not need to ask to be added again.




uBICo Distinguished Speakers and Guests:

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation there are currently no uBICo Distinguished Speaker visits or presentations planned. We hope to be able to reinstigate the programme as soon as circumstances allow.


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

Ananda Goldrath, University of California, San Diego, USA, November 25th 2020

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

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