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1st Immunology & Inflammation (I & I) Conference

Recent discoveries of how innate and adaptive mechanisms cooperate in immune defense and in the control of cellular homeostasis have changed classical immunological paradigms and opened new horizons for basic research and medical intervention. Accordingly, a new era of immunological research has begun, in which the immune system serves as a paradigm for modern systems biology, and where therapies targeting as well as exploiting the Immune System are beginning to revolutionize large sectors of medicine.

The 1st Immunology & Inflammation (I & I) Conference aims to serve as an international and interactive platform for exchange of ideas and scientific discussion on the latest ground-breaking discoveries in the field. The program comprises four sessions covering the key new developments, their impact on Life Science, and implications for modern medicine. Each session will feature the world-renowned experts who have contributed to the breakthroughs that fuelled these new areas of investigation. Young scientists will also be given the opportunity to present their work through talks and posters sessions.

We warmly invite you to join us for this 1st I & I Conference and look forward to your participation.

Sincerely yours,
The organizing committee: Michela Di Virgilio, Klaus Rajewsky, Helmut Kettenmann and Hans-Reimer Rodewald.


Max Delbrück Communications Center




Coffee breaks; lunch and dinner buffet (February 25th).




Campus Plan


Program (PDF, v. 14/02/2019)

Keynote speaker

  • Dan Littman (NYU School of Medicine)

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Frederick Alt (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  • Oleg Butovsky (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
  • Joseph El-Khoury (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Bente Finsen (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Christopher Garcia (Stanford University School of Medicine)
  • Carl June (Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania)
  • David Kent (Cambridge Stem Cell Institute)
  • Sten Linnarsson (Karolinska Institutet, Unit of Molecular Neurobiology)
  • Marco Prinz (University Medical Centre Freiburg)
  • Michael Reth (University of Freiburg / Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epidemics)
  • Hans-Reimer Rodewald (German Cancer Research Center)
  • Cliona M Rooney (Baylor College of Medicine)
  • David Schatz (Department of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine)
  • Carla Shatz (Stanford University)
  • Gabriel Victora (The Rockefeller University)

Registration & abstract submission 

Early bird registration deadline: December 9th, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 9th, 2019

Registration deadline: January 31st, 2019

  • Regular fee (early): € 200
  • Regular fee: € 300
  • Students (early): € 75
  • Students: € 115

The registration fee includes coffee breaks (February 24th-26th), lunch buffet over poster session (February 25th) and dinner buffet (February 25th). The accommodation is not included in the registration fee and must be arranged independently.

We invite all registered participants to submit an abstract about their research. The scientific organizing committee will review all abstracts and select the most relevant contributions for short talks or poster presentation. Abstracts can only be submitted online via the "Register now" button.


Cancellation fees

20 % cancellation fee until 02.01.2019

50 % cancellation fee until 24.01.2019

90 % cancellation fee until 10.02.2019


Location & directions

Location, directions & tips for accommodation (PDF)


Klaus Rajewsky
Michela Di Virgilio



Marta González Gómez
+49 30 9406 4268
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine