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May 2017      

Dear member

The NVVI symposium committee is in full swing for the organization of our Annual Meeting on 13-14 December.  Already 3 keynote speakers have accepted and they will form the basis for an excellent scientific programme that will cover several areas of immunology.  
During our Annual meeting we will honour, next to the van Loghem award, also the Jon van Rood medal and the van Bekkum thesis award.  
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NVVI Annual Meeting 2017

Save the date:
December 13 & 14, 2017
NH 'Leeuwenhorst'

Keynote speakers (accepted)

  • Bobby Gaspar
    Rearch interest: Gentherapy for immune disorder
  • Wolfgang Kastenmüller
    Rearch interest: Cross presentation
  • Sara Cherry
    Rearch interest:Viral-host interactions


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Van Bekkum Thesis Award

The Dutch Society for Immunology aims to increase the visibility of excellent young immunologists in the Netherlands and has for this reason initiated an annual competition to select the best thesis in immunology. The winner gets the opportunity to present her or his work during a 20 minutes plenary presentation at the NVVI Annual Meeting 2017 in Noordwijkerhout and in addition will receive a reward of 1000 Euro.

The Van Bekkum Thesis award will be selected by the Thesis Award committee.

Prof Dr R.E. Mebius, Chairman NVVI

Candidates should have defended their thesis between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.

Four copies of the thesis together with a letter of the supervisor(s) that explains why the thesis is exceptional, should be sent before October 1, 2017 to: 
NVVI Secretariat
UMCU, dept. Immunology
Thesis Award 2017
Postbus 85090


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Minutes General Assembly 2016

The minutes of the General Assembly 2016 are in Dutch and for members only.

Verslag Algemene Ledenvergadering 2016

The NVVI General assembly 2017 is planned for Wednesday December 13th, 2017 during lunch at the Annual Meeting in Noordwijkerhout. Hope to see you there!


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Honorary Member – “Jon van Rood medal”

Starting 2017, the Dutch Society of Immunology will introduce the “DSI honorary member”. Qualifying members have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of Immunology in the Netherlands in the broadest sense.

Dutch Society of Immunology Honorary Member – “Jon van Rood medal”
The DSI board is extremely pleased with the fact that Jon van Rood, as one of the co-founders of the DSI and outstanding and renowned immunologist, has agreed to associate his name with the award which will be named the  “Jon van Rood medal”.   The DSI board anticipates to award this medal every three years and has defined the below criteria for nominations. 

The deadline for submitting nominations ends on June 1st.


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”From bench-to-bin?”, the landscape of translational research

The ability to translate biopharmaceutical research into product success has a high failure rate globally. The sad experience is that up to 75% of the published preclinical data cannot be validated to the point of which the project could be continued (Begley & Ellis, Drug Development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research, 2012, Nature 483, 531-533).

During the event we intend to discuss important aspects linked to the high failure rate and provide potential solutions:

  • What are the main contributors to such high failure rates?
  • How can the robustness of published preclinical research be increased? 
  • How is research in The Netherlands positioned in this respect?
  • How can we improve the translational success rate?
  • How can different players in the field contribute to the product development chain?”

These questions will be addressed from different angles by pitches from the industry, academia, technology transfer offices and funders.

More informatie...


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Symposia and Conferences

Upcoming events in immunology


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Recognitions of the SMBWO-board 2017

The SMBWO board has acknowledged as a Medical Biological Researcher Immunology

March 15, 2017

  • Mevrouw Dr. F. Schaper
  • Deheer Dr. F. Calkoen


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