Immuno Benin


Impact of tropical infections on mother and child immunity

  • 3 – 10th November 2019
  • Benin Diaspora Hotel, Ouidah
  • Applications close 7 June 2019

This 2nd Regional West Africa Immunology course is sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation and the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). It is open to PhD, MSc, MDs and postdoctoral fellows from Africa (40) and Germany (5).

An interactive forum with international faculty including lectures, discussion groups and grant writing sessions. Immunology of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and neglected tropical diseases will be discussed with special emphasis on mother and child health in Africa.

All participants will have free access to teaching material via the web-based Immunopaedia platform 6 weeks prior to the course. Each one is expected to become familiar with the material in order to benefit maximally from the course.

Registration will be free for all selected students. Travel costs and housing will be covered by the sponsors. 

To apply, provide the following documents as ONE SINGLE PDF by June 7, 2019:

  • Motivation letter with statement of your current research and how your participation will help to shape your career (250 words)
  • CV: 1 to 2 pages with your publications
  • Abstract for poster (250 words)
  • Letter of support from your supervisor

Selected participants will be notified by June 30th.

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Tomabu Adjobimey, Dissou Affolabi, André Bigot , Afolabi Dissou, Luc Djogbenou, Latifou Lagnika, Gatien Lokossou , Ulrich Prodjinoto, Akadiri Yessoufou  (Benin)

Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Diana Dudziak , Achim Hoerauf, Marc Huebner, Dieter Kabelitz, Thomas Kamradt, Carsten Watzl, Jürgen Wienands , Anna Zenclussen  (Germany)

Adrian Luty, Nadine Fievet (France)

Eleanor Fish, Michelle Letarte, Kelly McNagny , Yanet Valdez (Canada)

Samad Ibitokou (USA)

Tumani Corrah, Assan Jaye, Jayne Sutherland, Pa Tamba Ngom (Gambia)

Gnatoulma Katawa (Togo)

Clive Gray  (South Africa)

Ridha Barbouche, Tunisia (Nigeria)

Applications Closed