Immuno-Tunisia 2021



Immune Dysregulation and Infection


  • 6-10 December 2021

  • Hybrid Event:

    Onsite (Hammamet, Tunisia) for Tunisian participants
    Online for international participants

Free Registration


Course aims and objectives:

  • To delineate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune responses to infections.
  • To discuss the strategies developed by pathogens to evade immune responses.
  • To learn from the models of Inborn errors of immunity the critical pathways involved in genetic susceptibility to infections.
  • To get acquainted with the contribution of the infectious agents to emergence of cancers and autoimmune diseases
  • To address development of new vaccines and innovative therapeutic strategies in light of the interactions between the immune system and microorganisms.

Requirements to apply:

This 5-day course is open to MSc and PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, physicians, and scientists in the early stages of their careers, who are interested in the research or applied aspects of this topic. Applicants will mostly be from Africa.


  • Stable internet is a pre-requisite.
  • All course activities will be in English.
  • An Online pre-course on will be mandatory 4 weeks before Immuno-Tunisia
  • Priority will be given to African applicants; a limited number of international applicants will be accepted.

Application deadline: 8 October 2021

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  • Abdallah Badou, Morocco
  • Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche, Tunisia
  • Brahim Belaid, Algeria
  • Melika Ben Ahmed, Tunisia
  • Amel Benammar-Elgaaïed, Tunisia
  • Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, France
  • Shubhada Chiplunkar, India
  • Koussay Dellagi, France
  • Alain Fisher, France
  • Clive Gray, South Africa
  • Fatma Guerfali, Tunisia
  • Steven Holland, USA
  • Dieter Kabelitz Germany
  • Yu Lung Lau, China
  • Miriam Merad, USA
  • Hanne Ostergaard, Canada
  • Rosana Pelayo, Mexico
  • Maryam Sellami, Tunisia
  • Gloria Vasquez, Colombia
  • Martin Kriegel, Germany

Local Organizers:

  • Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche (Chair)
  • Melika Ben Ahmed
  • Amel Benammar-Elgaaïed
  • Imen Ben Mustapha
  • Karim Bougatef
  • Tarek Dhaouadi
  • Sawsan Feki
  • Asma Gati
  • Yosr Gorgi
  • Lilia Laadhar
  • Hatem Masmoudi

International Organizers:

  • Clive Gray (South Africa)
  • Dieter Kabelitz (Germany)
  • Michelle Letarte (Canada)
  • Rosana Pelayo (Mexico)
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University