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Federica Sallusto President Elect of the European Federation of Immunological Societies

on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Prof. Federica Sallusto has been elected to the Office of President Elect of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS). Federica Sallusto will formally assume her appointment on January 1, 2019, and will join incoming President Andreas Radbruch, Past President René van Lier, Secretary General Pablo Engel and Treasurer Winfried F. Pickl to form the 2019-2021 EFIS Board. 

EFIS was founded at a meeting held in Amsterdam in September 1975. It is a non-profit organization, representing 33 European immunological societies. The main aims of EFIS are to support immunological research and education, as well as to strengthen scientific interaction amongst its members. EFIS acts as organization uniting nearly 13,000 individual researchers and clinicians working in the fields of immunology and allergology. Together with its partner official journals, the European Journal of Immunology and Immunology Letters, EFIS focuses especially on supporting young scientists, e.g., through fellowships or travel grants.

“We all share a great passion for immunology and understand the importance of our discipline for the advancement of basic science and for human health.  As Europeans we need to work together to advocate for immunology research at all levels. Through its many activities, EFIS has been supporting the European immunology community for more than 40 years, having as high priority programs for the education of the next generation of immunologists. I am eager to give my contribution to strengthen these programs.” said Federica Sallusto, Head of the Cellular Immunology Laboratory at the IRB and Professor of Medical Immunology at the ETH Zurich.

 More about EFIS: https://www.efis.org/index.html