Winter School 2014

 The NIF Winter School on Advanced Immunology was created in 2012 and jointly organized by IFReC and SIgN. It was held nine times until 2020, alternately on Awaji Island in Japan and in Singapore. The school provided an annual opportunity for 50 select international PhD students and young postdocs to meet with a faculty of 15 world-class experts on a wide range of fields and network with peers of the same generation through intensive discussions. The activities during that decade have made the school a major international focal point in the field of immunology and successfully contributed to fostering a new generation of scientists who will lead and challenge the boundaries of immunological science in the future. In fact, we are very happy and proud that many of the young researchers who participated in the school have now become world-leading researchers in new frontiers of immunology.

 We cordially appreciate the active contribution of many distinguished lecturers and brilliant participants totaling more than 450. Finally, we also would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at SIgN and IFReC for organizing the school over these many years.


Network of Immunology Frontier (NIF)

 The name “Network of Immunology Frontier” (NIF) comes from the names of the institutes, SIgN and IFReC, organizing this school. The NIF is a world-wide network of immunologists which supports the next generation of young researchers to drive the frontiers of immunology research and to form a network with peers from their generation.
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