Day of Immunology

The first Day of Immunology (DoI) was held on April 29th, 2005. It was brought to life by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) in order to strengthen the public awareness of immunology as a basis for individual health and well-being. Further Information under www.dayofimmunology.org

Day of Immunology 2018 – Erlangen

Saturday, June 16, 10 am – 4 pm, Hugenottenplatz, Erlangen

Day of Immunology 2017 – Erlangen

Day of Immunology (DoI) is just around the corner and it´s time to tell the word how exciting our research and our discipline is.

Within the scope of the “International Day of Immunology” doctoral students of the DFG research training groups GK1660 and IRTG TRR130 are arranging an exciting and varied program to educate the public about aspects of the human immune system. At the Hugenottenplatz in Erlangen they will provide information about the immune system, vaccination and infection. Especially children are invited to discover our fascinating immune system and its enemies by playing funny games and winning attractive prices.

The DoI is a unique chance to raise awareness amongst the public, the press, politicians and decision makers about the critical importance of immunological research and the immune system for our health. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its discovery and the crucial impact it has had on the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of allergic diseases, this year’s DoI theme is Immunoglobulin E – IgE – Allergy.

We wish everyone a great Day of Immunology!

Day of Immunology 2016 – Erlangen

Saturday, April 30, 10 am – 4 pm, Hugenottenplatz, Erlangen

Within the scope of the “International Day of Immunology” doctoral students of the DFG research training groups GK1660 and IRTG TRR130 are arranging an exciting and varied program to educate the public about aspects of the human immune system. At the Hugenottenplatz in Erlangen they will provide information about the immune system, vaccination and infection. Especially children are invited to discover our fascinating immune system and its enemies by playing funny games and winning attractive prices.

 

Day of Immunology 2015 – Erlangen

Saturday, 25 April, 10 am – 4 pm, Hugenottenplatz, Erlangen
The Immune System Adventure – Pirates of the Immuno-Bay

Young scientists from FAU and Erlangen University Hospital present the secrets of human defence against pathogens in a generally understandable way. Here, interested parties, especially children, can not only inform themselves about topics such as infection and vaccination, but also discover for themselves how the immune system defends the human body against intruders from outside.

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Day of Immunology 2014 – Erlangen

On April 29, for the 3rd time doctoral students of the DFG research training groups GK1660, GKSFB643 and IRTG TRR130 invited the public to celebrate the International Day of Immunology. For this purpose, they organized an exciting and diversified program allowing adults and children to easily gain insight into the fascinating mechanisms with which our body defends itself against numerous pathogens. Different immunological topics like vaccination, transplantation, allergy or autoimmunity were explained to the interested public. Young explorers had the opportunity to take part in various plays and games and to win attractive prices. All in all, the Day of Immunology offers a platform where adults get to know the importance of the field of immunology in medicine and young scientists can impart their immunological knowledge and their enthusiasm for this interesting and important research field. (Text Anna Maurberger)

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