News, Events and Results
FameLab talk of our ESR Luis Almeida
Watch the FameLab talk of our ESR Luis Almeida on the immune system and autoimmune diseases. Have a look.
Nature Immunology article by ENLIGHT-TEN PI Lucy Walker
Great article by ENLIGHT-TEN PI Lucy Walker in Nature Immunology "PD-1 and CTLA-4: Two checkpoints, one pathway?" Have a look.
Youtube video explaining ChIP-Seq
Our ESR Thomas Faux explains the basics of ChIP sequencing, a biochemical/bioinformatic technique to understand interactions between proteins and DNA on an epigenetic level.
➙ General Public
Application for ENLIGHT-TEN summer school on bioinformatics welcome
Application is open for the ENLIGHT-TEN summer school "Data resources and bioinformatics tool for immunologists" which is run in collaboration with EMBL-EBI 12 - 16 June. The course will cover bioinformatics resources available to immunologists as well as analysis pipelines for next generation sequencing experiments, like e.g. ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq. Application is open for all wet-lab immunologist wishing to learn more about bioinformatics tools and resources to improve their research.
ESR position as ENLIGHT-TEN PhD student filled
The position for ESR4 at the Medical University Vienna has been filled. We are pleased to welcome Narendra Dhele to our consortium.
Attractive ESR position as ENLIGHT-TEN PhD student available
Attractive ESR position as ENLIGHT-TEN PhD student available.
For details see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/170628
2nd ENLIGHT-TEN newsletter published
2nd ENLIGHT-TEN newsletter no. 2 is published. It can be viewed under menue item ➙ General Public.
The ENLIGHT-TEN newsletter no. 1 and flyer no. 1 appeared
The ENLIGHT-TEN newsletter no. 1 and the ENLIGHT-TEN flyer no. 1 appeared. They can be viewed under menu item ➙ General Public.
1st ENLIGHT-TEN summer school
Students meet in Turku to learn more about the immune system
From 6th - 9th of June the ENLIGHT-TEN ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) and external participants meet in Turku to learn more about the immune system. In addition to lectures, the summer school includes a communication workshop, presentations by the ESRs and a debate on a controversial topic. If you are an ENLIGHT-TEN partner you can access the programme and logistics information at our internal website.
Press release, October 2015
Immunologists for the 21st century
Big data analysis for immunologists - Kickoff meeting of the ENLIGHT-TEN programme
The new Marie Curie training network for immunologists called ENLIGHT-TEN (European Network Linking Informatics and Genomics of Helper T cells) commenced on October 9 with a kickoff meeting of 20 experts from seven European countries. The aim of the network is to develop an interdisciplinary training for young researchers in T cell immunology and big data analysis. The ENLIGHT-TEN programme is coordinated by the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig.
The immune system of our body is characterised by highly complex and extremely dynamic processes which are controlled, to a large extent, by the so-called T helper cells acting as the "conductors of the immune system". They play a central role in many disease processes, such as autoimmunity, chronic infections or tumours, and are therefore expedient targets for new therapies. However, the development of such novel therapeutic concepts requires a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the molecular processes that control the development and mode of action of T helper cells.
This knowledge can be obtained only through the application of modern -omics technologies that currently allow scientists to investigate the building blocks of life and vital processes at molecular detail. This type of investigation generates huge amounts of data, though, e.g. in the scope of sequence or proteome analyses. Special expertise in the area of bio-informatics is required to be able to analyse this vast quantity of data – the so-called big data.
"We need to train a new generation of scientists who feel equally at home in the very different worlds of molecular medicine and bioinformatics analysis of high throughput data", says Prof Jochen Hühn, who is the head of the Experimental Immunology department at the HZI and the coordinator of the ENLIGHT-TEN network. "We will use this interdisciplinary training programme to train young immunologists to not only generate large data resources, but to also independently analyse the data in detail. This will enable them to test their working hypotheses through big data analyses and to elucidate the development and function of T helper cells at molecular detail."
The ENLIGHT-TEN network offers 13 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie doctoral scholarships to highly motivated junior researchers. A total of 16 partners from eight European countries contribute to the project by integrating the young scientists into their research groups. The immunologists therefore from the very beginning establish networks and learn to find their way in various countries and surroundings, in universities and in industry.
For further information about the network and the partners in the consortium, please visit the website www.enlight-ten.eu.