BIC - the Bern Immunology Club

BIC Lectures 2021

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 27 Steps towards personalized medicine in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and (SSc-)ILD
Meeting ID: 872 9404 5777
Passcode: 976950
Prof. Dr. med. Britta Maurer
Director RIA
University Hospital Inselspital
Britta Maurer
Feb 24 Inflammasomes - sensors of non-self, damage and beyond

Meeting ID: 836 0717 1011
Passcode: 908291
Prof. Dr. Veit Hornung
Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
Martin Bachmann
March 31 System analysis of innate response to vaccine and infection: what can we learn to make better vaccines

Meeting ID: 870 9395 3853
Passcode: 903479



Prof. Arnaud Didierlaurent
Department of Pathology and Immunology
University of Geneva
Artur Summerfield
April 28 How do endothelial cells of the blood brain barrier respond to IL-1 and IL-17

Meeting‐ID: 652 4180 4023
Kenncode: 906407
Prof. Ari Waisman
Universität Mainz
Britta Engelhardt
Mai 26

Meeting ID: 862 8755 2175
Passcode: 761441

Prof. Liam O'Mahony
Department of Medicine and School of Microbiology
University College Cork, Ireland

Thomas Geiser
June 30 Modulation of virus-indcuced pathogenesis by genetic variability and co-infections

Please note, that this lecture will be held on site as well as per zoom:
Mikroskopie-Hörsaal, Eingang 43A, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern
Seats are limited to 48 – therefore please register by e-mail ( until Thursday, June 24th, 3 PM
Meeting ID: 878 2288 0202
Passcode: 724594
Prof. Christian Münz
Institut für Experimentelle Immunologie
Universität Zürich
Hans-Uwe Simon
July/ August Summer break  
Sept 29

CD4 T cells Sans Frontières

Live and Zoom:
Meeting ID: 898 4704 6509
Passcode: 712580

Please note, that this lecture will be held on site (3G rule applies!) as well as per zoom:
Institute of Pathology (Microscopy Room H431, Entrance 43A, Murtenstrasse 31)

Prof. Dr. Carolyn King
Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel

Christoph Müller
Oct 27

How much gut needs the brain? Gut microbiota-immune crosstalk in neuroinflammatio

Live & Zoom:
Meeting ID: 894 4499 8720
Passcode: 643747

Prof. Dr. Anne-Katrin Pröbstel
Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel
Andrew Macpherson
Nov 24

Highlights of the year – three 15 min. presentations

Live & Zoom:
Meeting ID: 862 9781 5609
Passcode: 688962


Anne-Cathrine Vogt, PhD student
Dr. Stephanie Talker
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Hapfelmeier