EFIS Task Forces

About us
The EFIS Young Immunologist Task Force (yEFIS) aims to gather all early career scientists in Europe working in Immunology. Within the different European Immunology Societies, self-organised Young Immunologist (YI) groups have arisen in the last years. However, there has been limited contact between them. The aim of yEFIS Task Force is to bring all these YI groups together and build a European network to defend our interests on both a national and European level. EFIS provided us the ideal platform to start up this network and this is how in 2020 yEFIS Task Force and yEFIS Network were born.

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Our mission

The main objectives of the yEFIS Task Force are to:
  • Represent the interests of early career immunologists at a European level
  • Guide and organise the yEFIS Network and yEFIS Working Groups
  • Promote national YI groups in all EFIS-affiliated societies
  • Expand youth participation in EFIS goals
  • Bring visibility to YI during international meetings and schools, establishing regular dedicated sessions
  • Share information, interests and ideas between European YI
  • Connect YI and experienced scientists to shape the next generation of Immunologists in Europe

Join the yEFIS Network!

Does this sound interesting to you? Then become a member of the yEFIS Network. We are already more than 300 members from all European countries. As a member, you will take advantage of several benefits:
  • being connected with yEFIS members around Europe and sharing information of interest
  • being able to participate actively in the yEFIS Working Groups
  • invitation to yEFIS events, schools and special sessions during international congresses dedicated to European YI
  • access to our job position listing and newsletter
Who can join the yEFIS Network?
  • Early career scientists* working on Immunology regardless age, nationality or position.
*Our network defines early career scientists as researchers with less than 10 years of working experience after completion of their studies (excluding PhD working years). Working years do not include parental or sickness leaves or any other from a major reason.
  • You don't necessarily need to belong to an EFIS-affiliated society to join the yEFIS Network, but we strongly recommend you do so: there are many benefits available - for example these - that you might be missing! If you don't yet belong to an EFIS-affiliated society, go here to learn how to sign up.
  • People working in non-European countries can join to the network but we recommend you to join an EFIS-affiliated society.
Take a look at an early collaboration between the Young Immunologists of the DGfI (Germany) and SIICA Junior Faculty (Italy) with the European Journal of Immunology, encouraging Young Immunologists of Europe to unite and planting the seed for the development of the yEFIS: Young Immunologists of Europe, unite!

Do you have any particular interest in participating in yEFIS Working Groups or activities? Would you like to propose any ideas of your own? Please, don't hesitate to contact us at yefis@efis.org. We are a bottom-up network and we encourage any interested young immunologists to participate in the organization of our activities.

Would like to join the Task Force and represent the young immunologists in your country?
Please, contact the current representative of your national society of immunology or to us at yefis@efis-org. We will give you all the information you need to apply for this position.
You can also participate in the activities that YI Groups organise in your country. Find the representative of your national society below and contact her/him to participate in their activities.

EFIS Member Society
yEFIS Representative
Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology (ÖGAI)
Johanna Strobl
Belgian Immunological Society (BIS)
Thomas Marichal
British Society for Immunology (BSI)
Eolan Healy and Sophie Curio
Croatian Immunological Society (HID)
Inga Kavazović
Czech Immunological Society (CIS)
Marco de Zuani
Dutch Society for Immunology (NVVI)
Branka Popovic
French Society for Immunology (SFI)
Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland and Sylvain Simon
German Society for Immunology (DGfI)
Santiago Costas
Irish Society for Immunology (ISI)
Daniel Johnston
Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA)
Federica Laudisi
Lithuanian Immunologists Society (LIS)
Dovilė Stravinskienė
Luxembourg Society for Allergology and Immunology (LSAI)
Davide Franchina
Polish Society for Experimental and Clinical Immunology (PTIDiK)
Michal Zarobkiewicz
Portuguese Society for Immunology (SPI)
Ines Mesquita
Spanish Society of Immunology (SEI)
Jesus Gil Pulido and Carmela Cela
Scandinavian Society for Immunology (SSI)
Victor Greiff
Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI)
Annika Hausmann and Daniela Latorre
Turkish Society of Immunology (TSI)
Digdem Yoyen Ermis

If you don't want to be part of the yEFIS Network anymore, please do not hesitate in writing us on yefis@efis.org and we will delete your data from our database.