• NDI3 - New Developments in Immunology, Inflammation and Infection

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Registration open - Deadline extended to October 15th!


The NDI³ is a scientific conference standing for New Developments in Immunology, Inflammation and Infection. It is organized by motivated PhD students who aim to bring together ambitious scientists to share their research and have fruitful discussions. The conference is aimed at scientists at all levels interested in immunology, inflammation and infection. These topics will be combined in a modern agenda including presentations by international keynote speakers, talk and poster sessions rounded up with an networking evening.

This year the NDI³ will take place from 17.-18.11.2022



You are working in the field of Immunology, Inflammation and Infection or you are interested in
Evolutionary Medicine? Send us your abstract!




 Looking forward to meet you this November!






Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr. Hidde Ploegh

Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, United States


Scientific Career

Since 2016 Research group leader at Boston Children’s Hospital

2005 Joined the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1997 Joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School as the director of its graduate program in immunology

1992 Recruited to the Center for Cancer Research as a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1984 Junior group leader in the Institute for Genetics at the University of Cologne, Germany

1981 PhD at Harvard University and obtained his degree from Leiden University

 For more information check: https://www.childrenshospital.org/research/researchers/hidde-ploegh



Prof. Dr. Anca Dorhoi

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Greifswald Insel Riems, Germany


Scientific Career

Since 2017 Director of the Institute of Immunology at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Greifswald-Isle of Riems
and Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Greifswald, Germany;
Speaker of the Working Group Immunology of Infection of the German Society for Immunology

2015 Postdoc + Minerva Group Leader at the Dept. of Immunology (head SHE Kaufmann), Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany

2004 studied veterinary medicine and obtained her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 For more information check: https://www.fli.de/en/institutes/institute-of-immunology-ifi/labs-working-groups/laboratory-for-innate-immunity-and-inflammation/



Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer

Institute for Experimental Immunology and Imaging, Essen, Germany


Scientific Career

Since 2019 Head of the Department “Biospectroscopy”, Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS), Dortmund, Germany

Since June 2011 W3 Professor and founding director of the Institute of Experimental Immunology and Imaging and the Imaging Center Essen (IMCES), University of Duisburg/Essen, University Hospital Essen, Germany

2007 – 2011 W2 (assistant) Professor for molecular Immunology and deputy head of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Immunology, University of Magdeburg, Germany

2003 – 2007 Leader of the junior research group „Immunodynamics“, Helmholtz Centre for Infection research, HZI (formerly German Research Centre for Biotechnology, GBF), Braunschweig, Germany

1999 – 2002 Postdoc, University of Muenster, Dept. of Dermatology, Germany

 For more information check: https://www.uni-due.de/experimental-immunology/research-focus.php




Prof. Dr. Jens Rolff

Institute of Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


Scientific Career

Since 2012 Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Freie Universität Berlin

2006-2012 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield, UK

July 2003 – July 2006 NERC research fellow, University of Sheffield

July 2001 – July 2003 Marie-Curie Fellow, University of Sheffield

May 2000 -July 2001 DFG-research fellowship, TU Braunschweig, University of Sheffield

July – Dec 1999 DAAD-Postdoc-Grant, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College of London

1996 - 1999 Technische Universität Braunschweig Dissertation

1989 - 1995 Freie Universität Berlin, TU Braunschweig Biology (Diploma)

For more information check: https://www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/biologie/arbeitsgruppen/zoologie/ag_rolff/people/rolff/index.html



Bank Details

Please transfer to:

Forschungszentrum Borstel
IBAN: DE75 2135 2240 0000 0247 03
Bank: Sparkasse Holstein
Verwendungszweck: TTF NDI Your Name

Please add as reference for the bank transfer: TTF NDI and your name, e.g. TTF NDI Maxi Muster



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NDI Chronicles


The NDI3 symposium is traditionally organized by second year PhD students of the Leibniz Lung Center (Research Center Borstel).

It provides a great opportunity for other junior Scientists in the field of Immunology, Inflammation and Infection to present their work and discuss their findings with other colleagues from the field.

The symposium is usually held in the fall and now looks back on a 44-year history. To give you an idea of what to expect from the conference, this section features keynote speakers from previous conferences.


Keynote Speakers of former conferences



Infection & Inflammation

Prof. Dr. Luke O’Neill, Ireland

Prof. Dr. Karsten Hiller, Germany

Asthma & Allergy

Prof. Dr. John Holloway, UK



Host pathogen interaction

Prof. Dr. Igor Kramnik, USA


Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman, Germany

Cutting-Edge Technologies

Dr. Howard Junca, Germany



Dr. Michael Cox, UK

Dr. Christina Vilaplana, Spain

Dr. Arne Homann, Germany

Dr. Rajkumar Savai, Germany



Dr. Julia Marschallinger, Austria

Christina L. Stallings, PhD, USA

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey N. Weiser, USA





Research Center Borstel
Leibniz Lung Center
Parkallee 1-40
D-23845 Borstel
+49 (0) 4537 / 188-0



Travel and Accommodation


For your stay during the conference, we recommend to choose a hotel in Bad Oldesloe or Bad Segeberg. It’s also possible to stay in Hamburg. There are several ways to come to Borstel via public transport or Taxi (described below).

We blocked some rooms in Vitalia Seehotel in Bad Segeberg (www.vitaliaseehotel.de) until end of September. If you want to stay there, just mention that you take part in the NDI3 conference so you can get a room out of the contingent. Double rooms with breakfast are available for 80 Euros per person and per night.



Please download HVV App or visit this website for timetable and connections if you are arriving from Hamburg!



Arriving by Bus:
From Hamburg:

Take the underground U1 until the stop Ochsenzoll.
From Ochsenzoll by bus/line 7550 towards Bad Segeberg until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), B 432".

From Bad Segeberg (ZOB): 

by bus/line 7550 towards Ochsenzoll until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), B 432".

From Bad Oldesloe (ZOB):

by bus/line 7141 owards Henstedt-Ulzburg until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), Borsteler Hof".

Arriving by train:

Destination Bad Oldesloe: It is advisable to take a taxi from Bad Oldesloe to the Research Center Borstel (approximately 35 Euro)

or check the bus connection from Bad Oldesloe (ZOB) by bus/line 7141 towards Henstedt-Ulzburg until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), Borsteler Hof".
Information & Booking via Deutsche Bahn.

Arriving by car:
Please use this map to get your route. For using a navigation system, please enter the address "Parkallee 1, 23845 Borstel/Sülfeld" (53°49'06.1"N, 10°11'57.4"E).