closed The NIF (Network of Immunology Frontier) Winter School on Advanced Immunology is jointly organized by IFReC and SIgN to provide an educational and networking venue for young immunologists. It alternates annually between Japan and Singapore.

The 9th NIF School will be held in January 2020 in Japan. It consists of a 4-day intensive immunology course with 15 lectures by outstanding immunologists on Awaji Island and followed by an international symposium organized by IFReC in Osaka. Participants are required to participate in the entire program.

  • The School consists of 4-day intensive course for advanced Ph.D. students and early post-docs, and 1-day international symposium organized by IFReC.
  • Faculty of 15 outstanding immunologists
  • Accommodation and airfare costs for the participants will be covered by the school
  • Selection of applicants is on a competitive basis
  • Application is free (accepted participants will need to pay 50,000JPY as a registration fee, which includes 10,000JPY for party fees.)
  • Ph.D. students in their final years and early post-doctoral fellows
    (less than three years since obtaining the Ph.D. degree)
  • Participants are required to present a poster and a short oral presentation.
  • Participants are required to participate in all of the program (4-day course and 1-day international symposium).
  • Those who participated in the previous Winter School are not eligible to apply.

*Click here to download a flyer for the 9th NIF Winter School on Advanced Immunology

A commentary on the 1st NIF Winter School is featured in Nature Immunology

Confirmed Lecturers in the Winter School

Oliver Bannard (Univeristy of Oxford, UK)
Eran Elinav
(The Weizmann institute of Science, Israel)
Sidonia Fagarasan (Riken IMS, Japan)
Tatiana Kisseleva (University of California San Diego, USA)
Florent Ginhoux (SIgN, Singapore)
Paul Kubes (University of Calgary, Canada)
Lisa Ng (SIgN, Singapore)
Laurent Rénia (SIgN, Singapore)
Olaf Rotzschke (SIgN, Singapore)
Shimon Sakaguchi(IFReC, Osaka University, Japan)
Joachim Schultze (University of Bonn, Germany)
Nobuyuki Takakura (IFReC, Osaka University, Japan)
Kiyoshi Takeda (IFReC, Osaka University, Japan)
Eric Vivier (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
Akihiko Yoshimura (Keio University, Japan)

Confirmed Speakers in the IFReC International Symposium

Marc Beyer (German Center for Neurodegenetrative Diseases, Germany)
Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA)
Ken Murphy (Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis, USA)
Justin Taylor (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA)
Chris Schiering (MRC London institutes of Medical Sciences, UK)
Art Weiss (the University of California San Francisco, USA)

Last Update: 16 August 2019


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Nakauchi Foundation