9th Autumn School
Current Concepts in Immunology
Oct. 8 - Oct.13, 2017


  Elisabeth Lang
  Glückstr. 6
  D-91054 Erlangen
  Phone: +49 9131-85 35913
  Fax: +49 9131-85 39343

INFO     (9th Autumn School · Merseburg / Sachsen-Anhalt · October 08 - 13, 2017)

About the Autumn School

The Autumn School "Current Concepts in Immunology (CCII)" will be an up-to-date educational journey through the immune system for everyone including STUDENTS (bachelor, master, diploma, 1st year PhD and MD doctoral students), POSTDOCS and GROUP LEADERS with a background in natural sciences or medicine. The program includes lectures by internationally renowned experts, student presentations as well as interactive sessions to meet the speakers and to foster networking within our immunological community.

Applications are accepted primarily from students, postdocs and group leaders working in laboratories in Germany. However, we will reserve some spaces for students working in a lab outside of Germany. We will also consider applications from those who work in companies or hold a doctoral degree but must refresh their immunological background.

The Autumn School is part of the newly founded Academy of Immunology within the German Society of Immunology (DGfI) and, together with the Spring School of Immunology and the Translational Immunology School, constitutes the current educational resources of the DGfI.

For more information about the German Society of Immunology please visit the DGfI homepage.

A Glance at the Program

The goals of the Autumn School "Current Concepts in Immunology (CCII)" are (1) to communicate to all participants basic and current concepts of the immune system, (2) to provide them with tools required to conduct experimental research, (3) and give them the opportunity to establish scientific networks.

To reach these goals, the Autumn School has established the following activities and events
  • Get-Together after Sunday Night Dinner for all participants and teachers
  • Lectures by renowned experts in immunology
  • Poster session
  • Meet-the-speaker session
  • Meet-the-company session
  • Small group round-table discussions on special research topics, new technical break-through and soft skill tools


Sandra Beer-Hammer (Tübingen)
Olaf Groß (München)
Hans-Martin Jäck (Erlangen)
Thomas Kamradt (Jena)

Contact and Organizing Secretary

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our organizing secretary:

Elisabeth Lang
Division of Molecular Immunology
Glückstr. 6
D-91054 Erlangen

Phone:  +49 9131-85 35913
Fax:      +49 9131-85 39343
E-mail:  autumnschool@dgfi.org

Merseburg an der Saale (bei Halle)

Merseburg, the cathedral and university town near by Halle is one of the oldest cities in central Germany and is considered the home of the Merseburg Incantations (merseburger Zaubersprüche), the only certificate of Germanic paganism written in Old High German language. Merseurg has a picturesque many-towered cathedral and castle adjacent to the beautiful castle garden.

Today Merseburg offers a good infrastructure, many touristic highlights, sightseeing and exclusive wellness places.

For further information about Merseburg / Saale visit the official homepage and Google map.


DGfI member DGfI non-member
All Students1
All Students1
Total Fee   600.00 €  750.00 €  1,000.00 €  650.00 €  825.00 €  1,075.00 €  
(1)Includes PhD Students sharing a double room
(2)Postdocs and others sharing a double room
(3)Postdocs and others in a single room

After the applicants have been informed about the acceptance to the School (about 2-3 weeks after the application deadline), they must officially register and pay the entire registration fee by bank transfer.

You will find the online registration page here » REGISTRATION


Bank transfer info will be posted on the registration page.

After receipt of payment we will confirm your final registration by e-mail. Payments can
only be reimbursed if cancellation has been received by September 1, 2017.


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