IPBS Student Symposium

The annual IPBS student symposium is organized by 3rd year PhD students who invite internationally renowned speakers of their choice; this symposium serves as a platform for 2nd and 3rd year students to present their work in the form of oral presentations (3rd year) and posters and flash talks (2nd year).

Past events (list of keynote speakers)


Prof. Carol A. Munro
Institute of Medical Sciences
University of Aberdeen, UK

Targeting the fungal cell wall

Dr. Nicolas Thomä
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

Haven’t got a glue: targeting oncogenic transcription factors in cancer

Dr. María Casanova-Acebes
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Understanding myeloid cell functional heterogeneity in solid tumors


Dr. Nathalie Balaban
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Bacteria under stress: cause and consequence of a disrupted celular state

Dr. Arturo Zychlinsky
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: the immune function of chromatin


Dr. Gordon Brown
Director - MRC Centre for Medical Mycology
University of Exeter, UK

C-type lectins in immunity

Dr. Jérome Galon
Integrative Cancer Immunology
Cordeliers Research Center, Paris

Tumor immunology in the era of immunotherapies


Dr. Marc Bajenoff
CIML, Marseille, France

Stromal cells are essential components of the macrophage niche

Dr. Morgan Beeby
Imperial College, London, UK

Evolution of bacterial flagellar motors studied by electron cryo-tomography


Dr. Matthew R. Hepworth
The University of Manchester, UK

Innate lymphoid cells – critical regulators of mucosal barrier immune responses in health and disease

Dr. Ketan J. Patel
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Metabolic origins of endogenous DNA damage in stem cells


Dr. Aurélien Trompette
University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dietary fibers confer protection against Influenza by shaping
patrolling monocyte hematopoiesis and CD8 T cell metabolism

Dr. Timm Maier
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

The architecture of human mTOR complex I