BIC - the Bern Immunology Club

BIC Lectures 2022

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 26 Protective and Pathogenic CD8 T cell responses to neurotropic virus infection and experimental cerebral malaria

Takes place via Zoom only:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83183772400?pwd=QWlERUhiWnpSeDRlM3BmZWdEUm1TQT09
Meeting ID: 831 8377 2400
Passcode: 260690
Prof. Aaron J. Johnson
Departments of Immunology, Neurology, and Molecular Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochster/MN, USA
Britta Engelhardt
Feb 23

Lessons from a pandemic: how to prepare for the next?

Takes place via Zoom only:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88531551420?pwd=MXdRU1JHSDhzOWc0a0dJb3FsTXJzdz09
Meeting ID: 885 3155 1420
Passcode: 270460

Prof. Dr. Albert Osterhaus
Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

Martin Bachmann
March 30

Hematopoietic stem cell-based gene therapy: about restoring, avoiding and inducing immunity

Takes place via Zoom only:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87489581957?pwd=L2o3ZkM3UlBZZ21COWxIOWZ5UHM5QT09
Meeting ID: 874 8958 1957
Passcode: 862554

Dr. Bernhard Gentner
Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit
IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Adrian Ochsenbein
April 27

Mechanisms of immune cells in patients treated with immunotherapy
Place: Institute of Pathology, Microscopy Room H 431, Entrance 43A, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern  

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Speiser
Department of Oncology
University of Lausanne
Christoph Müller
Mai 18 The cGAS–STING pathway drives type I IFN immunopathology in COVID-19
Place: Institute of Pathology, Microscopy Room H 431, Entrance 43A, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern  
Dr. Jeremy Di Domizio
Department of Dermatology
CHUV University Hospital and University of Lausanne
Luca Borradori & Christoph Schlapbach
June 29 Diabetes and innate immunity of the gut
Place: 
Lecture @ Institute of Pathology, Microscopy Room H 431, Entrance 43A, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern 
BBQ @ DBMR Building, Murtenstrasse 35, Terrace on Floor H
PD Dr. med. Claudia Cavelti-Weder
Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel
Andrew Macpherson
July/ August Summer break  
Sept 28 Pathogenesis and immunological insights of Alpha1-antitrypsin Deficiency
Place: Institute of Pathology, Microscopy Room H 431, Entrance 43A, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern
Dr. Ilaria Ferrarotti
National Centre for Diagnosis of Inherited Alpah1-antirypsin Deficiency
Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
Thomas Geiser
Oct 26 Postinfectious antibodies
Place: Institute of Pathology, Microscopy Room H 431, Entrance 43A, Murtenstrasse 31, 3010 Bern
Prof. Davide Robbiani
Laboratory of Immunology and Infectious Disease
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB)
Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Artur Summerfield
Nov 30 tba