EFIS Young Immunologists Task Force

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 was born.

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Our mission
Our main objectives are to:
  • Represent the interests of early career immunologists at a European level
  • Promote national YI groups in all EFIS member 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 us!
Does this sound interesting to you? Then become a member of the yEFIS Task Force and be part of this network. An online registration form is in the works, but in the meantime you can write to us at yefis@efis.org if you're interested. There's no need to be part of any EFIS member society to join the yEFIS Task Force but we strongly recommend it to you: there are many benefits available for you - for example these - that you might be missing!

As a yEFIS 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
Check out also our collaboration with the European Journal of Immunology, which was first initiated by the German and Italian "Young Immunologists" Groups and embodied in the following article: Young Immunologists of Europe, unite!


Do you have any particular interest 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 welcome and encourage any interested young immunologists across Europe to participate in the organization of our activities.

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
Croatian Immunological Society (HID) Inga Kavazović
Dutch Society for Immunology (NVVI)  Branka Popovic
French Society for Immunology (SFI) Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland
French Society for Immunology (SFI) Sylvain Simon
German Society for Immunology (DGfI) Santiago Costas
Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA) Federica Laudisi
Lithuanian Immunologists Society (LIS) Dovilė Stravinskienė
Portuguese Society for Immunology (SPI) Ines Mesquita
Spanish Society of Immunology (SEI) Jesus Gil Pulido
Turkish Society of Immunology (TSI) Digdem Yoyen Ermis