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July 2018      

Dear all

Summer vacation has begun and we would like to inform you on some important Immunology items to enjoy under the sun!



5th European Congress Immunology - ECI 2018

"Building Bridges"
Have you already registered for the ECI meeting in Amsterdam?

The program is exciting and many excellent scientific abstract have been submitted. In addition, the RAI convention center will be even more easy to reach with the the brand new 'Noord-Zuid metrolijn'.

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Early Career Research Prize in Vaccinology R&D

Deadline July 15th!

Once again this year, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), together with Vaccines Europe will collect applications from members of IUIS, EFIS or any other European Immunology and/or Vaccinology Society. The scope of the prize relates to reward significant achievements in Vaccine R&D.

Open call for Female Junior Investigators

As of today, Oncode Institute has opened a call for applications for our Female Junior Investigator Programme (FJIP).

Up to eight young female scientists will each be awarded € 150k,- per year during the first phase of Oncode, ending in 2021. The programme aims to support talented female junior investigators who have established their own line of research. Female scientists from all Dutch universities and research institutes can apply for funding.

With the strong input of immunology in the development of cancer immunotherapy the NVVI would like to promote this call for the talented female junior investigators contributing to this field. 


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Share your immunology picture with the NVVI and win a prize

The NVVI has the ambition to create more awareness for the importance of immunology in all aspects of health and disease. In order to reach the general public, a new website – -  is currently being build. We would like to enlist your help to make this an appealing and informative portal for all immunology-related issues that may be of interest to a lay audience.

We therefore like to ask you if you are willing to share beautiful (copyright-free) pictures/(microscopic) photographs/drawings/movies that you may have and that will help to illustrate immunological cells and/or processes. All contributions (names, department and organization) will be acknowledged on the website. For the best 3 submissions we will award prizes of €50, €100 and €150,-

Please send your contributions before the 1 August 2018, with a short explanation to

Thank you for your help.


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Van Bekkum Thesis Award 2018

The Dutch Society for Immunology aims to increase the visibility of excellent young immunologists in the Netherlands and has 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 (this year at the Lunteren Symposium March 28, 2019) and in addition will receive a reward of 1000 Euro.


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Election NVVI Board members

During the ECI 2018 in Amsterdam, Monday September 3rd at lunch time (12:45-13:45), the NVVI General Assembly will take place at the RAI in Amsterdam, meeting room 5. The board members of the NVVI invite you to participate.

This year a new board member will be elected. Mieke Boots has finish her second term as a board member and will not be eligible for re-election. The board proposes Peter Heeringa (UMC Groningen) to this vacancy.

Reina Mebius will end her second term as chair and Jolanda de Vries has taken the first steps in the board to fill her place.

Alternative candidates for the position of Mieke Boots can be proposed jointly by at least five society members by e-mail to the secretary general Edward Knol of the society up till August 1, 2018.


About the IUIS Newsletter

As most of you already know, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) is an umbrella organization for many of the regional and national societies of immunology throughout the world. Every quarter, we issue a newsletter to share our major updates with immunologists and healthcare professionals from all over the world.

Why subscribe to the IUIS Newsletter?

  • Once every 3 months, you will find in your email inbox valuable proposals and relevant information such as:
  • Fellowship and Career opportunities worldwide



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