Second Argentinean Spring Course in Advanced Immunology – Immunological memory in infections and vaccination: actual knowledge and future directions

22 – 25 September, Córdoba, Argentina

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

Adriana Gruppi (CIBICI, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
15 March 2020

This course will focus on integrating current knowledge concerning the cellular and molecular protagonist involved in the induction of long-term immunity. The program includes topics about the characterization of memory NK, B and T cells , in mice and humans, and their role in mediating protection against infections and upon vaccination. Particular emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic and pathogenic roles of the different subsets during chronic infection and the basis of vaccine designs. The course is also aimed at fostering multidisciplinary collaborations and scientific and student exchange.


Memory B cell responses in humans and experimental settings. Germinal center and follicular T helper responses. Tissue resident memory T cells. Innate immunological memory. Antigen selection and adjuvants. Usefulness and caveats of reduced representation libraries to study adaptation to climate change in trees, Utility of Whole Genome and Exome Sequencing to capture adaptive signatures in trees, Necessity to infer demography and phylogenies of trees from genomic data, Going beyond Association Mapping to study the adaptive potential of trees, On the signatures of natural and anthropogenic selection in trees.


Researchers with expertise in immunological memory during infection and vaccination and vaccine development. Selected PhD students and young posdocs and scientists from Argentina , Latin America and other ICGEB member countries. Poster sessions will be organized.


Speakers are expected to cover their non-local travel costs but all-inclusive accommodation will be provided. For selected applicants , all costs including travel expenses and all-inclusive accommodation will be covered by the organization .

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants, covering fee waive, accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the course, are available to a selected number of nationals of ICGEB Member States currently residing outside of Argentina. Travel contribution will additionally be available.

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