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Mark your calendars for yEFIS 1st symposium: 10-11 Nov 2022, MDC Berlin!

The yEFIS 1st Symposium: Shaping the Future of Immunology in Europe is happening in-person and will be held on November 10-11, 2022 at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany. We invite early career researchers (ECRs) including junior PIs, postdocs and graduate students to participate in the first immunology meeting in Europe organised by and for ECRs. 


This first edition will bring together young researchers for:

  • Oral presentations and posters on basic, translational and clinical research related to immunology 
  • Keynote lectures from invited speakers
  • And finally, workshops and panel discussions allowing exchange and networking.


Prepare to present your original research in-person! Registration and abstract submission are opening soon


Stay tuned for more info!


yEFIS Task Force



Let's celebrate the International Day of Immunology 2022 !!

Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions Answered!!
Watch HERE (English version)

Other languages:

The first question comes from Shakya from Italy and she asks how vaccines can protect us from getting sick with COVID19 - watch HERE for our short explainer!

Next up is Samuel from France who is asking about side effects of the COVID19 vaccines in kids - watch HERE what we answered!

Salomé from France is wondering if cats can get vaccinated against COVID19 - WATCH the video to learn more.

Last but not least, not about vaccines but nevertheless a very important question at the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere: Algi from Turkey wanted to know why we get red bumps after mosquito bites! Watch HERE!

2022 Day of Immunology: Immunopaedia early career researchers.

The International Day of Immunology (DoI) is celebrated every April 29 as a way of bringing immunology out of the labs and into the hearts and minds of the general public.
For the 2021 and 2022 #DayofImmunology, the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), young EFIS (yEFIS), and Immunopaedia have collaborated to produce short videos celebrating immunology using the #ThankYouImmunology.
The aim of the project is to celebrate the monumental achievements of immunologists the world over. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make such great projects.
We hope that you enjoy watching and #ThankYouImmunology!

(202) 2022 #ThankYouImmunology project introduction - YouTube


Happy Women's Day to all Women in Science!!
Proud to have these great scientists as yEFIS members!


2022 International Women's Day - yEFIS highlights outstanding women vaccine researchers

Click HERE to read the full article!


Dear yEFIS members,

the yEFIS will celebrate the international women’s day on March 8th.

Did you receive any recent prize? Grant? Or maybe published a paper? Got a new position? Please share with us! Contact us via email hidden; JavaScript is required so  we can celebrate this day with you, by highlighting your success on social media and yEFIS website.

All we need is your picture, the name of your lab, and a small text summarizing your awarded project/paper/new position.
Don't hesitate to add a link related to your article, grant, or new position!


Deadline: February 25, 2022.


We look forward to hearing about your achievements!


Letter to editor from the young Dutch Society of immunology (yNVVI Career development WG) about PhD careers published on Nature.comhttps://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-03695-w


Open call for young immunologists in Europe
: yEFIS is planning its first conference by and for ECR in 2022. Do you have experience in organising scientific events or want to learn how to? Contact us @ email hidden; JavaScript is required and join us to make yEFIS festival 2022 a big success!



ACTERIA Prizes awarded by EFIS - Singling out Europe’s young talents in Immunology & Allergology

The call for applications for the 2022 ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes in immunology and allergology is now open! 
Deadline for submission of applications: December 31st, 2021!


On 21st Oct 2021 we had our first yEFIS General Assembly
If you missed it, please click here: 


Read all about yEFIS in the new issue of EJI: "Joining forces to support ECRs in career and life".


yEFIS at ECI2021
The yEFIS is excited to host a panel discussion at the ECI in September 2021.
We will hear from the Research Programme Officer at the European Research Council about funding opportunities for young researchers, followed by a panel discussion about career options outside of academia. You can find more information here and on the ECI website.

We look forward to an interactive session!


Let's celebrate the EJI's 50th Anniversary in the new EJI issue!


DGFI YI Elections 2021
Welcome to the new DGFI YI board 2021-2023!!


yEFIS Elections 2021
Congratulations to the new yEFIS spokespeople Rami Bechara and Nathaniel Saidu and to the new yEFIS treasurer Myriam Nabhan


Read all about yEFIS in the new issue of EJI: "One year of Young EFIS: achievements and future directions".


Let’s celebrate the International Day of Immunology 2021!!

Let's kick off this year's #DayofImmunology taking place on April 29! We joint forces with EFIS, IUIS & Immunopeaedia to create the #ThankYouImmunology video campaign.

Tune in on April 29 to hear what yEFIS members had to say!  LINK

- Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions answered-