• Computational Immunology, Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases

    July 25-31, 2018

  • Computational Immunology, Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases

    July 25-31, 2018

  • Computational Immunology, Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases

    July 25-31, 2018

Aim and scope:
Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing and single-cell technologies in connection to novel models for analyzing such data are causing a rapid evolution in immunology and immunotherapy, giving rise to a novel understanding of diseases such as autoimmoune diseases. Topics such as Epitope Predictions, Rejection in transplants, Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases are yielding intriguing and complex problems. Our main and special guest lectures will address such a scope focusing on algorithms, models, biomedical and biotechnological techniques together with clinical applications. From the enclosed bibliography, the selected themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature ranging from Nature and Science to Bioinformatics Journals.


  • Alberto Mantovani
    Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases
    Humanitas University, Italy
  • Stephen Quake
    Single-cell Technologies and Microbiome Analysis in Immunology
    Stanford University, USA
  • Morten Nielsen
    T-Cell and B-Cell Epitope Prediction from Sequence
    DTU, Denmark
  • Bjoern Peters
    Epitope Data Searching, Analysis and Prediction: Infectious Diseases, Allergy,Autoimmunity and Transplant
    La Jolla Institute, USA

Special Seminars

  • Napoleone Ferrara
    Combining Angiogenesis Regulation and Immunotherapy in Cancer
    University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Aleksandra Walczak
    Probabilistic Models for Immunology
    Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
  • Alessandro Laganà 
    Precision Medicine for Multiple Myeloma Based on an Integrative Multi-Omics Approach
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Closing lecture and Panel


  • Gene Myers
    Next Generation Sequencing
    Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Stefania Stefani
    Microbiology and Immune System
    University of Catania, Italy


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The official language is English.

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Travel and accomodation

Participants will be arranged in comfortable hotels at very special rates. The conference room (very close to the same hotels) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).


Two kinds of participants are welcome.

Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon coursework and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.

Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.

Registration fees is 500 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events and coffee breaks. Late registration is 600 €. 
Early registration applications can be submitted from November 27th, 2017 up to  April 20th, 2018. Late registrations will be accepted until June 20th, 2018. Admission notification will start on January 31st, 2018, according to registration time. Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae or an updated link to an official website.  In case of cancellation after fees payments, a 25% penalty will be applied. Payment must be received by April 30th, 2018 for Regular Registration and June 29th, 2018 for Late Registration.

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Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania, Italy)
Carlo M. Croce (Ohio State University, USA)
Søren Brunak (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Steering Committee

Ruggero De Maria (Istituto Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena, Italy)
Francesco Di Raimondo (University of Catania, Italy)
Rosalba Giugno (University of Verona, Italy)
Lorenzo Malatino (Director of Graduate Studies in "Translational Biomedicine" University of Catania, Italy)
Gene Myers (Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany)
Alfredo Pulvirenti (University of Catania, Italy)
Francesco Purrello (Director "Department Clinical and Experimental Medicine" University of Catania, Italy)
Stephen Quake (Stanford University, USA)
Giorgio Stassi (University of Palermo, Italy)
Stefania Stefani (University of Catania, Italy)
Paolo Vigneri (University of Catania, Italy)

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Università di Verona