The first study groups (German Arbeitskreise = AKs) in the German Society of Immunology (DGfI) were founded about 25 years ago. The study groups represent a defined research and teaching focus within the DGfI that is clearly distinct from other study groups. The study groups represent this focus on a national and international level by actively participating in DGfI events and by organizing annual workshops and symposia focusing on the topic of the respective study group. In addition, the working groups pursue an interdisciplinary approach through contacts to other national and international professional societies.
The interests of the study groups are represented in the DGfI board and advisory board by the AK coordinator. If the constantly changing research landscape requires it, new study groups can be established according to defined guidelines. If you are interested, please contact the coordinator.
What is being offered?
- Productive and informative AK workshops with a limited number of participants
- Active participation in workshops during the DGfI Annual Meetings
- Exchange of reagents via collective e-mail to all members of the respective study group
- International contacts by involving colleagues from abroad
Who should become a study group member?
All graduate students, PhD students, postdocs and lecturers whose research interests fit thematically to the research focus of the respective study group. You can register for several study groups. Membership in the study groups is free.
You would like to establish a new study group?
If you are interested in setting up a new DGfI study group, please contact the coordinator of the study groups, Prof. Ottmar Janssen. In preparation, you will find here the guidelines (in German only) for setting up new study groups and the requirements for existing ones.