NSI Rising Stars

NSI Rising Stars in Immunology Seminar Series

The NSI Rising Stars in Immunology Seminar Series is a new NSI initiative this year (2021) that aims to invite young PIs from all over the world working on immunology.

Please send us your suggestions for future speakers! We are striving for a broad coverage of immunology topics, geographical locations as well as gender balance.

Send speaker suggestions to Victor Greiff: victor.greiff@medisin.uio.no


Next meeting

We are pleased to have Professor Susan Rooijakkers (UMC Utrecht) for the 4th session of NSI Rising Stars in Immunology  – see seminar details below:

Speaker: Prof Susan Rooijakkers, MD, PhD

title: will be posted shortly

Date: Thursday, May 20, 14-15:00

Zoom details: https://uio.zoom.us/j/62892570179?pwd=R0RkeWhGWXNPSklRandScStwY3B0UT09

Meeting ID: 628 9257 0179
Passcode: 018471


Previous NSI Rising Stars Meetings

Speaker: Jeremy Swann

‘Adaptive disarmament: the immunogenetics of deep-sea anglerfish’

Date: Thursday, Feb 25 at 14.00. 

[Bio: Dr. Swann obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Mark Smyth. He is a group leader at the MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics  (Freiburg, Germany). His latest article is on The immunogenetics of sexual parasitism, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6511/1608]


Speaker: Dr. Roger Geiger (https://www.geigerlab.org/)

‘Systems analyses of anti-tumor T cell responses’

Date: Thursday, Jan 28 at 14.00. 

[Bio: Dr. Geiger obtained his PhD from the ETH Zürich under the supervision of Ari Helenius. He received postdoctoral training in immunology with Antonio Lanzavecchia and in proteomics with Matthias Mann. Since 2017 Roger is an independent group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, CH. His groups works mainly on T-cell metabolism. He was awarded an ERCStG in 2018. His latest article is on Dynamics in protein translation sustaining T cell preparedness, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-020-0714-5].


Speaker: María Casanova Acebes, PhD

‘Lineage tracing reveals the pro-tumorigenic niche role of tissue resident macrophages in early lung cancer lesions’

Date: Thursday, April 8 at 14.00

Dr. María Casanova Acebes is head of the Cancer Immunity Laboratory at www.cnio.es. She completed her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Miriam Merad. Here latest work has been published in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15371-0RXRs control serous macrophage neonatal expansion and identity and contribute to ovarian cancer progression.