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 Steffen Gay

University Hospital, Clinic of Rheumatology
Professor and Head, Center for Experimental Rheumatology,
Gloriastrasse 25, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Steffen Gay graduated from Medical School at the University in Leipzig. Holding office from 1976-1996 at the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham AL, he served there as Professor of Medicine from 1984-1996. At present he is Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Molecular Biology and Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Rheumatic Diseases and Professor of Experimental Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland.


                  Dr Dragana Jankovic

Senior Staff Scientist
Immunobiology Section and Immunopathogenesis Section,
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Dr Jankovic obtained her MD and PhD degree from University of Belgrade. She moved to NIH where she developed a distinguished scientific career in laboratory for Parasitic Diseases, NIAID. Her main research interest is host resistance and immune regulation in parasitic infections.


                  Professor Stipan Jonjić

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Histology and Embryology
Medical Faculty, University of Rijeka
B. Branchetta 20, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Phone: +385-51 651 206/651 170, Fax: +385 51 651 176

Professor Jonjic obtained his MD and PhD degree from University of Rijeka (Croatia). For many years he leads one of the most distinguished research groups in Croatia. He also developed long standing a highly productive collaboration with research groups in Germany. His main research interests are immunology and immunopathology of viral infections.


                  Professor Foo (Eddy) Y Liew

Gardiner Professor of Immunology
Head of Division of Immunology, Infection and Inflammation,
Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre
University of Glasgow, Western Infirmary
120 University Place, Glasgow, G12 8TA
Fax: 00 44 141 337 3217, Tel: 00 44 141 211 2695

Professor Liew obtained his PhD from University of Canberra and postgraduate training at the University of Cologne. Prior to joining University of Glasgow he was Head of Department of Experimental Immunology at Welcome Foundation. His main research interest is immunoregulation in infection and autoimmunity. His works include major contributions to these fields. He is past President of EFIS. As one of the most distinguished and productive European immunologist he was recently appointed Editor in Chief of the Journal of Immunology.


                 Dr Desa Lilic

University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Institute for Cellular Medicine, Musculoskeletal Research Group
4th Floor Catherine Cookson Building
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 7244/Fax: +44 (0)191 222 5455

Dr Desa Lilic obtained her MD and PhD degree from the University of Belgrade. She is Consultant Clinical Immunologist at the University Hospital of North Durham and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University, U.K. Her research interest focuses on immune deficiency associated with autoimmunity coined Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis (CMC).


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Supported by Medical Faculty University of Kragujevac