46th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Immunology

27-30 September 2016 – Hamburg/Germany

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Welcome Note

Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the board of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) we are pleased to invite you to participate at the 46th Annual Meeting to be held from September 27-30, 2016, in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Our beautiful city with its remarkable harbour is not only known as Germany’s door to the world and as a popular tourist destination but also as centre of science with nine public universities, several academies and a number of non-university research institutes located here.

Immunology in Hamburg is represented mainly at four institutions, namely at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE)<s>,</s> the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI), the Heinrich-Pette Institute for Experimental Virology, the “Deutsches Elektronen Synchroton” (DESY) and nearby the research centre Borstel. Scientists from the above mentioned institutions are working together in the collaborative research centre (SFB841) “Liver inflammation: infection, immune regulation and consequences”, the clinical research group (KFO228) “Immunopathogenesis and Therapy of Glomerulonephritis” and place an emphasis on Neuroimmunology and Fetomaternal Immunology as well. In addition, the Hamburg region is one of seven partner sites of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). Accordingly, infection immunology and autoimmunity are the two major immunological research topics in Hamburg.

The 46th DGfI Annual Meeting will take place at the Congress Center Hamburg which is located in the center of the city of Hamburg, surrounded by beautiful parks and easily accessible by trains and public transportation. The organizing committee strives to compile an interesting program containing current topics of basic and translational immunological research in plenary sessions, main symposia and workshops to distract you from the temptations of the city. We invite you cordially to submit your abstracts in spring 2016 and are looking forward to welcome you all in Hamburg.