CIMT Summer School for Early-Career Cancer Immunologists

  from 9/5/22 to 9/8/22

SEPTEMBER 5-8, 2022

a program of the CIMT Academy of Translational Cancer Immunology in collaboration
with the University of Verona PhD School in Life and Health Science and NIBIT.

Learn and connect in an extraordinary retreat setting.

Summer School features:

  • Every participant will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation and show a poster of their work.

  • Program devotes ample time for thorough discussion of participants’ projects with all speakers and faculty.

  • Speakers and faculty will share their experience in combining science and entrepreneurship in an exciting and fast-moving field.

  • Time for one-on-one conversations offers participants exclusive networking opportunities to fuel their careers.

  • Lectures and discussion groups covering:
    mechanisms and methodologies in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, drug development, aspects of clinical translation, and career development.

Confirmed speakers and faculty:

Özlem Türeci (CIMT), Vincenzo Bronte (University of Verona),
Michael Platten (German Cancer Research Center DKFZ), Sjoerd van der Burg (Oncode Institute; Leiden University Medical Center), Sine Reker Hadrup (Technical University Denmark), Kalijn Bol (Radboud University Medical Center), Kim Kortekaas (Leiden University Medical Center), Maria Rescigno (Istituto Clinico Humanitas), Alberto Mantovani (Istituto Clinico Humanitas), Mustafa Diken (Translational Oncology Mainz)

Application and call for abstracts:

Applications are open for post-docs and advanced PhD students. Interested scientists must submit a scientific abstract, a CV, and a letter of intent which describes their academic and professional goals and projects.

Please send all required documents to by May 27, 2022.

Please download the Application Guidelines for more information.

The registration fee of 350 EUR includes accommodation in shared rooms, all meals, and transfer from Verona. Travel to Verona is not included in the registration fee.

Location and venue

Dominated by a 12th century castle, Illasi is a village in the Province of Verona in the Veneto region, about 100 kilometers  west of Venice, 170 kilometers east of Milan and about 15 kilometers east of Verona.

The Sporting Hotel San Felice is surrounded by vineyards and numerous olive trees. It has an outdoor pool, a fitness room and offers electric bikes for easy excursions to the neighboring hills and villages.


For more information, please write to

Programme Director
Vincenzo Bronte

External reference
Türeci Özlem