BIC - the Bern Immunology Club

BIC Lectures 2017

BIC Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 17.00-18.00 followed by cheese & wine and open end discussions.

Please note, that the BIC meetings will take place at the Institute of Pathology (Mikroskopie-Hörsaal, Eingang 43A, Murtenstrasse 31).

Date Topic  Lecturer  Organizer
Jan 24 No meeting – we encourage to participate at the 26th Cytomeet Meeting.
For more information contact Prof. J. Stein from the Theodore Kocher Institute, University Bern.
Feb 22 Autoimmunity: self-reactivity or miscommunication? Prof. Burkhard Becher
Institute of Experimental Immunology
University of Zürich
Martin Bachmann
March 29 LCMV: old dog - new tricks! Prof. Daniel Pinschewer
Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel
Adrian Ochsenbein
April 26 Intravital trafficking of vaccine antigen in the lymph node Dr. Santiago F. Gonzalez
Group Leader
Institute for Reseach in Biomedicine
Luca Borradori
Mai 31 Regulation of adaptive immunity by the ATP-gated ionotropic P2X7 receptor Dr. Fabio Grassi
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Artur Summerfield
June 28   TBA Andrew Macpherson
Britta Engelhardt
July Summer break    
Sept 27 Takes place at noon (12pm)!!!

Keeping mitochondria in shape: a matter of life and death

Prof. Luca Scorrano
Scientific Director
Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine
Hans-Uwe Simon
Oct 18 CIC: Neuroinflammation (4pm-6pm) Britta Engelhardt, University of Bern
Title: Brain Barriers: the movers and shapers of CNS immune privilege

Neda Haghayegh Jarmoi, University of Bern
Title: The role of ICAM-1 and ICAM-1 in Th1 versus Th17 mediated CNS autoimmunity

Robert Hoepner, University of Bern
Title: Role of Vitamin D in CNS autoimmunity

Andrew Chan, University of Bern
Title: Overlapping concepts in immunotherapy of neurological disorders
Britta Engelhardt
Nov 29 Highlights of the year: three 15 min. presentations Prof. Christoph Schlapbach (Department of Dermatology, University of Bern)

Prof. Mirjam Schenk (Department of Pathology, University of Bern)

Dr. Lisha Zha (Department of Immunology, University of Bern)