The 1st ImmunoSensation2 - IFReC
International School
on Advanced Immunology

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New School Program for
Young Immunologists is launched!

We are pleased to announce that the International School on Advanced Immunology for young immunologists from all over the world starts in Japan this year in a joint organization of Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) of Osaka University and ImmunoSensation2 at the University of Bonn.

We are opening the call for PhD students or early postdocs who would like to participate in this new school. The school will be an excellent opportunity for young immunologists to meet and discuss with world-leading immunologists and peers of the same generation. The strong network among international peers will be the enduring value of participating in the school.

The school consists of

  • 4-day intensive course for advanced Ph.D. students and early post-docs
  • Faculty of 15 outstanding immunologists
  • Competitive selection of 50 applicants
  • Application is free and accepted applicants pay a registration fee of 50,000 JPY, which includes 41,000 JPY for the participation fee and 9,000 JPY for reception fee
  • Cost of airfare and accommodation with full board for the participants will be covered by the school
  • Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations

Eligibility

  • Ph.D. students and postdocs within three years since obtaining their Ph.D.
  • Participants are required to give a poster presentation and a short oral presentation
  • Participants are required to participate in the entire program (4-day course)

COVID-19 Related Considerations

  • Meeting rooms at the venue are large enough for proper social distancing between participants. We ask all participants to cooperate with our various preventive measures, particularly by wearing a face mask. Communication among participants is essential for the school, and we will ask everyone to actively participate in social exchange events. There will be no online participation.
  • If a participant is unable to leave his/her country or enter Japan due to the regulations of his/her country of residence or Japan, his/her participation will be cancelled, and the school will cover the cancellation fees. On the other hand, the participant is responsible for cancellation fees in the event of cancellation for personal reasons including injury or illness including cases where the participant is unable to leave the country because the participant is infected with COVID-19 or has been a close contact of a COVID-19 infected person.

The above measures are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time the school is in session.

About

Mission Statement

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The International School on Advanced Immunology starts in 2022 and is jointly organized by IFReC and ImmunoSensation2. The purpose of the school is to foster young immunologists into leaders of the next generation to lead to breakthroughs in the field of immunology. In the four-day intensive course, the school will provide an opportunity for 50 select international PhD students and young postdocs to meet with a faculty of 15 world-class experts to push the frontiers of immunology and network with peers of the same generation.
We welcome young researchers from all disciplines to participate in the program. The selection process is highly competitive, and we expect participants to be highly motivated to actively participate in all of the school activities during the stimulating intensive program.

This new school program succeeds the NIF Winter School on Advanced Immunology that was jointly organized by IFReC and the Singapore Immunology Network from 2012 to 2020. The school was rated highly by the world-class researchers who had given lectures at the school and by the more than 450 school participants because of the advanced lectures and the high level of research achievements of the participants, as well as the very active interaction among the young researchers.

Faculty

With a Faculty of 15 world-class experts

Shizuo Akira (IFReC, Osaka University, Japan)
Ido Amit (Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel))
Eva Bartok (ImmunoSensation2, University of Bonn, Germany)
Keishi Fujio (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Florent Ginhoux (Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore)
Koji Hase (Keio University, Japan)
Axel Kallies (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Eicke Latz (ImmunoSensation2, University of Bonn, Germany)
Elvira Mass (ImmunoSensation2, University of Bonn, Germany)
Gabriel Núñez (University of Michigan, USA)
Marion Pepper (University of Washington, USA)
Marco Prinz(University of Freiburg Germany)
Michel Sadelain (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
Shimon Sakaguchi (IFReC, Osaka University, Japan)
Ziv Shulman (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Speaker 1

Shizuo Akira
IFReC, Osaka University (Japan)

Speaker 2

Ido Amit
Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Speaker 2

Eva Bartok
University Hospital Bonn, ImmunoSensation2 (Germany)

Speaker 1

Keishi Fujio
The University of Tokyo (Japan)

Speaker 1

Florent Ginhoux
Singapore Immunology Network (Singapore)

Speaker 2

Koji Hase
Keio University (Japan)

Speaker 1

Axel Kallies
The University of Melbourne (Australia)

Speaker 1

Eicke Latz
University Hospital Bonn, ImmunoSensation2 (Germany)

Speaker 2

Elvira Mass
University of Bonn, ImmunoSensation2 (Germany)

Speaker 2

Gabriel Núñez
University of Michigan (USA)

Speaker 2

Marion Pepper
University of Washington (USA)

Speaker 2

Marco Prinz
University of Freiburg (Germany)

Speaker 2

Michel Sadelain
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA)

Speaker 1

Shimon Sakaguchi
IFReC, Osaka University (Japan)

Speaker 1

Ziv Shulman
Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Schedule

November 6 – 11, 2022

schedule

Application

Eligibility


  • Ph.D. students and early post-doctoral fellows
    (less than three years since obtaining their Ph.D. degree)
  • Participants are required to give a poster presentation and a short oral presentation.
  • Participants are required to participate in all activities during the program (4 day-course).
  • Accommodation and airfare costs for the participants will be covered by the school.

Note: Anyone who has been accepted into the previous school including NIF Winter School on Advanced Immunology is not eligible to apply.


Registration Fee


Application is free, but a registration fee (50,000 JPY, which includes 9,000 JPY for reception fees) will be required from accepted applicants.


selection


  • A competitive selection process will be conducted, based on the submitted application materials.
  • Admission quota: 50 students with gender-balanced participation
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The results of the screening and selection process will be announced in the middle of August 2022.

Application deadline


The application deadline is extended to
22 July 2022


Preparation of Application Documents


Download application forms from the following links and prepare application documents as instructed in the forms.

  • Rename the files by replacing “Name” in the file names (Name_CV.docx and Name_abstract.docx) with the surname of the applicant (e.g. Smith_CV.docx, and Smith_Abstract.docx, respectively). The CV and abstract are to be submitted via the website to the School office at the time of application.
  • The name of the PDF file for the recommendation letter has to include the surname of the applicant (e.g. Smith_recommendation.pdf). The recommendation letter can be submitted in PDF format via the website to the School Office at the time of application or by e-mail or postal mail at a later date.

Application steps


  • Make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Click the application button below to go to the application website. Fill out your information and submit your application documents. Submission of both CV and Abstract is mandatory. The recommendation letter can be submitted later by e-mail or postal mail. Please note that an application is not complete until all application documents have been submitted.
  • Application

  • An e-mail to confirm your application will be automatically sent to the registered e-mail address from admin@advanced-immunology.net. Please make sure that your mailer can receive e-mail from the above address, because notification of selection results will also be sent from this e-mail address. If you cannot find the confirmation e-mail, please check your spam e-mail folder.
  • If you wish to submit your recommendation letter at a later date, please send it by e-mail or post well in advance of the deadline. If it is not completed by the deadline, you will not be considered for the screening.
  • If there are any changes to the registered information, please contact the school office by e-mail to the email address of the School Office.
  • The results of the screening and selection process will be announced in the middle of August 2022.


Venue

Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center
Address: 1 Yumebutai, Awaji City, Hyogo 656-2306 Japan
Phone: +81-799-74-1020

Awaji Island is part of a chain of islands on the eastern side of the Seto Inland Sea, and it is the biggest island found in this body of water. Access to both Honshu and Shikoku is convenient since this island is linked to Honshu, the main island of Japan, by the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (second longest suspension bridge in the world) and also to Shikoku by the Onaruto Bridge (Great Naruto Bridge).

Accommodation

Grand Nikko Awaji
2 Yumebutai Awaji Hyogo 656-2306 Japan

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  • The hotel is located next to the Awaji Yumebutai Conference Center.
  • Each student will have their own room (single room).
  • Accommodation costs will be fully covered during the program session period.
  • All meals will be provided during the program.
  • All participants are invited to a welcome party on 7 November and a farewell party on 11 November.
  • Please do not contact the hotel directly. Contact the School Office for hotel information.

Contact Us

Address

3-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Phone Number

+81 6 6879 4270

Email

adminadvanced-immunology.net

CONTACTS

Dr. Akihiko Takagi (Manager / Scientific Program / Student Selection)
Mari Ishihara (Travel Arrangement for Faculty)
Hitomi Yoshida (Travel Arrangement for Participants)
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