Bridging Minds in Neuroimmunology – A NextGen Scientist Symposium

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The German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) invites you to aNextGen Scientist Symposium near Mainz in Germany. The event is aimed at German and Israeli early career scientists form the field of neuroimmunology.

Postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers (up to 7 years after PhD) are invited to showcase their research and foster international collaboration at this GIF Young Scientists’ Meeting. Applicants are requested to register by 1 June 2024.


Dysregulation of the immune system lies at the heart of numerous central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Dive deep into the dynamic world of neuroimmunology, where groundbreaking research meets cutting-edge technology. Our symposium provides a platform for postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists to exchange ideas, collaborate, and pave the way for innovative breakthroughs in neuroimmunology. Featuring renowned scientists Prof. Ari Waisman and Prof. Ido Amit, we aim to bridge the gap between bench-to-bedside therapies, unraveling the mysteries of chronic inflammation in various neuroimmunological diseases.

Symposium highlights

  • Neurodegeneration: Explore innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, unraveling neuroinflammation in conditions like Alzheimer’s, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
  • Autoimmunity: Address the complex interplay between the immune system and the CNS in diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
  • Cancer: Examine the intersection of neuroimmunology and oncology, understanding immune responses in glioblastoma and other nerve-affecting cancers.
  • Technology: Embrace cutting-edge advancements in single-cell RNA sequencing, imaging, screening, and bioinformatics to unravel new insights and potential interventions.


Postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers (up to 7 years after PhD) are invited to apply and requested to register by describing their research and motivation.

11 early career researchers from Israel and 11 early career researchers from Germany will be selected based on the application.


Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman (University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany – UMC) and Dr. Kiara Freitag (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) are organising this event.

Date 19 to 22 November 2024
VenueWeinberg Schlösschen near Mainz
HostGerman Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)

Registration deadline:
1 June 2024