IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2015
"Infection and Immunity"

The date and place:
Date: June 18(Thu)-19(Fri), 2015
1-1-1 Minato Mirai Nishi-ku Yokohama, 220-0012 Japan

Registration period: March 10(Tue) - June 3(Wed)
Registration can be made online.

Language: English

Participation Fee: Free

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)
The Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI)


Symposium Invitation
The IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology is a series of annual conferences hosted by RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in conjunction with the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI). The symposium provides a forum for active discussions on the cutting edge of immunological research. The steering committee is composed of the representatives of the IMS and the JSI, and organizes the program. The IMS-JSI international symposium is complementary to the JSI International Symposia that are held during its annual meeting. These meetings promote the progress of immunology and encourage young researchers not only in Japan but also in Asia and all over the world. The IMS-JSI International Symposium has received about 400 people in every year since the first meeting was held in 2005. We are convinced to provide the participants, especially the young and promising scientists, with opportunities to learn about the most advanced topics in immunology and exchange their results. At this symposium, entitled "Infection and Immunity", we will shed light on four topics: Human Immunology; Infectious diseases and vaccine development; Metabolism and immune regulations; RNA and immune responses. Twenty invited researchers will introduce their cutting edge research. We believe that in this rapidly advancing era of science, direct interaction between people is one of the most effective ways to spread knowledge and inspire researchers to explore new directions. We hope that during the symposium, people will consider both newly solved and yet un-solved problems and that the symposium will function to connect the researchers and contribute to future studies of immunological science. We welcome your registration and attendance.


Shigeo Koyasu (Director, IMS)
Shizuo Akira (President, JSI)
Tomohiro Kurosaki (Chairman, Steering Committee)

Steering Committee:
Tomohiro Kurosaki (Chairman)
Toshinori Nakayama
Hiroshi Ohno
Takashi Saito
Akira Shibuya
Toshiyuki Takai
Ichiro Taniuchi
Sho Yamasaki


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    Makoto Arita, RIKEN, IMS
    Yasmine Belkaid, National Institutes of Health
    Ajay Chawla, University of California San Francisco
    Hongbo Chi, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Cevayir Coban, Osaka University
    Vigo Heissmeyer, University of Munich & Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen
    Yumiko Imai, Akita University
    Tomohiro Kurosaki, RIKEN, IMS
    David Masopust, University of Minnesota
    Yumi Matsuoka-Nakamura, Chiba University
    Gabriel Nunez, University of Michigan
    Michel Nussenzweig, The Rockefeller University
    Yoshihiro Ogawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Erika Pearce, Washington University
    Bali Pulendran, Emory University
    Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University
    Osamu Takeuchi, Kyoto University
    Ian Wilson, The Scripps Research Institute
    Masahiro Yamamoto, Osaka University
    Koji Yasutomo, University of Tokushima


    Date: June 19 (Fri) 18:00 -
    Place: Annex Hall, Pacifico Yokohama
    2-3-7 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-8543, Japan
    Tel: 045-682-2222 Fax: 045-682-2223
    Fee: 5,000 yen
    Special discount for students, 3,000 yen
    Please pay at the symposium reception desk.


    IMS-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2015
    PHONE: +81- 45-503-9272 Fax: +81-45-503-9271
    MAIL: ims-jsi2015
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    Place: Annex Hall, PACIFICO YOKOHAMA
    1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku Yokohama, 220-0012 Japan

    Website: (Japanese) (English)


    Symposium Poster

    This poster was created by Ray Watanabe to symbolize the benefits of vaccination. The grayscale monochrome regions of the image signify pathogen infection. With vaccination, human health is maintained, as represented by the bright multicolored flowers blooming above the dismal background of infection.

    Unauthorized copying prohibited. ©2015 Ray Watanabe
    More about the artist, visit at:


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