This Advanced Immunology Summer School is designed for PhD students and early post docs who already have a basic knowledge of immunology. Participation is open to all, not only ENII member institutes.
Launched in 2006 in (the inimitable) Capo Caccia (Alghero, Sardinia), the School moved to another location near Alghero, Porto Conte, from 2012-2014, and since 2015 has taken place in the current location in Porto Cervo, in the heart of the stunning “Emerald Coast”. Over 1200 alumni have attended the School and more than 100 faculty members have participated over these years. Forming a strong network among the international alumni is the lasting value of attending the School.
The six-day course is a combination of lectures from the guest faculty, which are then followed up with smaller discussion sessions to allow greater interaction and time for addressing the current issues of the topic. Poster sessions are an integral part of the school and take place after dinner for 5 nights at which time the faculty and students mingle and discuss the students’ works. In addition, 20% of the students are selected to give brief oral presentations in the main auditorium – this is an excellent opportunity for participants to practice their presentation skills and prepare to answer questions from their peers and the faculty. Presentation prizes will be awarded to the top poster presentations at the end of the week.
Hotel Le Ginestre is in a private position which allows the group to really focus on the content with only nature as a distraction. Though the schedule is demanding, there is a break after lunch to enjoy the walking trails of the pine forest park or relax on the sandy beach. Meals are taken together with the faculty, hence there are many opportunities to interact on a one to one level. A social evening is organized on the last night of the school.
To give guests an opportunity to fully appreciate this special location a free day is planned during the week to visit the surrounding areas such as the nuragic archaeological site of Prisgiona and the Coddu Vecchu or Giants’ Tombs, or the scenic national park on the island of La Maddalena by private boat tour for our group (wheather permitting). The hotel is 1.5 km from the center of Porto Cervo town thus can easily be visited during the free time.
Browse through the photo galleries from the previous editions to get an idea of the atmosphere of the School.
Please look at the EJI meeting report from December 2014 that featured this unique and exciting Summer School in more detail.
On behalf of the School Executive Board, we look forward to welcoming you to the 13th ENII Summer School in May.
Erica Lomnes & Barbora Fricova
Executive Manager School Coordinator