September 7 – 10, 2008, Belgrade

Inflammation at the Interface of Innate and Acquired Immunity



Having in mind heterogeneity of the participants at this meeting and in order to facilitate informal contacts between students and faculty, we provide full addresses, picture and short biosketches of the invited speakers.  More information including references may be found on the Conference Website as well as at the institutional or personal websites of the speakers.

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                  Professor Charles A. Dinarello

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases,
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA
Denver, Colorado 80262, U.S.A.
Phone: 001-303-315-3589,

Charles A. Dinarello is Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Until 1996, he was Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and a staff physician at the New England Medical Center Hospital in Boston. Dr. Dinarello received his medical degree from Yale University and his clinical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. From 1971 to 1974, he was a clinical associate and from 1975 to 1977 a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Dr. Dinarello serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has published over 450 original research articles on cytokines, particularly interleukin-1. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him as the world's third most cited life scientist (1981-1994). He was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 1998 and has received several international awards for his contributions to medicine.


                  Professor Peter Doherty, FRS

Laureate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 8344 7968/Fax: +61-3 8344 7990

Professor Peter Doherty, AC is an Australian-born immunologist who works in the general area of immunity to viruses. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with his Swiss Colleague, Rolf Zinkernagel, for discovering "the nature of the cellular immune defense". He was Australian of the Year in 1997, and has (since 1998) been commuting between St Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. He recently returned to spend the majority of his year in Australia, holding appointments as Laureate Professor in this university and as a Burnet Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council. Over the subsequent 25+ years he has led substantial research efforts in viral immunology at the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, SJCRH, and is now developing a new program in Melbourne.


                  Professor Anna Erdei

Treasurer, EFIS
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology
University Eötvös Lorand
Pazmany s. 1/C, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: (36)1381-2175, Fax.: (36)1381-2176

Professor Erdei obtained her PhD and DSc from Hungarian Academy of Sciences and postdoctoral training at major laboratories in Europe and Israel.  Her research is on interaction of innate and specific mechanisms in immunopathology with particular emphasize in complement functions


                  Professor Olivera J Finn.

Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine E1040, PA 15262,
Phone: 412-648-8916/Fax:412-648-7042

Olivera J. Finn, Ph.D., is Founding Chair and Professor in the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and director of the immunology program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Dr Finn obtained her PhD degree from Stanford University. Dr. Finn’s research interests and expertise are in the areas of tumor immunology, transplant immunology and T-cell biology. In particular, her group has identified a novel immune response to a tumor-associated antigen, MUC1. This work has led to the development of a potential cancer vaccine currently being tested in clinical trials. Dr Finn is 2007/2008 President of American Association of Immunologists.


                  Professor Alexander Gabibov

Associate Member Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Head, Laboratory of Biocatalysis Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
117984, Miklukho-Maklaya Street, 16/10
Phone: (Mobile) - +7-9166835307/ Office: +7(495)-7273860
Phone (Lab): +7095 429-8269/Fax: +7095 3307329

Professor Gabibov is Head of the Department of Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Professor at the Moscow State University. His major research interest is in biological consequences of catalytical activities of antibodies, in particular its importance in monitoring and therapy of clinical autoimmunity syndrome.


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Supported by Medical Faculty University of Kragujevac