Charlotte Scott

November 3, 2021; 10 am: Charlotte Scott VIB-Ugent Center for Inflammation Research – Mononuclear Phagocytes in Health and Disease, University of Gent, BE (; Title: Understanding the spatial heterogeneity of hepatic macrophages  

Thomas Weichhart

June 2, 2021; 10 am : Thomas Weichhart, Institute of Medical Genetics, Center of Pathobiochemistry and Genetics, MedUni Vienna (, speaker of FWF SFB F83 Immunometabolism ( Title: tba  

Katarzyna Sitnik

May 5, 2021; 10 am: Katarzyna Sitnik, Group Immune Aging and Chronic Infections, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig DE ( Australia Title: Single-cell transcriptional profiling of splenic stroma reveals subset-specific innate immune signatures in homeostasis and during viral infection  

Ralf Bartenschlager: Research network on hepatitis virus persistence and antiviral immunity

Ralf Bartenschlager, Head of Research Group Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer at DKFZ Heidelberg DE, Head of Department Molecular Virology at Heidelberg University Hospital, Speaker of DFG funded research consortium TRR179 Determinants and Dynamics of Elimination versus Persistence of Hepatitis Virus Infection, TRR179: A collaborative research network on hepatitis virus persistence and antiviral immunity Date: […]

Andrew Brooks

CANCELLED due to COVID-19: Andrew Brooks, Cytokine Receptor Signalling Group, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia Title: tba  

Vasileios Bekiaris

CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Vasileios Bekiaris, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs Lyngby Title: How the STAT family nurtures γδ T cells from neonatal to adult life  

Barbara Schraml

Barbara Schraml, LMU Munich Biomedical Center, Walter Brendel Center for Experimental Medicine Title: Dendritic cells in early life. Immune sentinels wise beyond their age? Barbara Schraml’s research focuses on understanding the precise organ-specific functions of dendritic cells in immunity and in the context of their local tissue environment.

Hans AR Bluyssen

Hans AR Bluyssen, Department of Human Molecular Genetics, Lab. of High Throughput Technologies, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan Title: The multiple roles of STAT1 in IFN signaling and vascular inflammation: Towards diagnostic potential and therapeutic target. Hans Bluyssen’ group aims at genome-wide and mechanistic understanding of the STAT- and IRF-dependent signal integration between TLR4 and […]

Luka Cicin-Sain

Luka Cicin-Sain, HZI Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Braunschweig Title: It takes two to tango: the immune system and the CMV Luka Cicin-Sain‘s research group studies ubiquitous viruses that are persist for life in most people worldwide. In particular, our focus is on herpesviruses, whose persistence during latent infection shapes the immune system and its functionality.

Michael Sixt

Michael Sixt, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria Title: How leukocytes navigate through tissues Michael Sixt’s laboratory is interested in morphodynamic processes both at the cellular and at the tissue level. They focus on the immune system and try to understand the molecular and mechanical principles underlying leukocyte dynamics during processes such as […]