NDI3 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



  • Melanie Brinkmann
    TU Braunschweig, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Eva Kaufmann
    Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • Natascha Köstlin-Gille
    University Clinic Tübingen, Germany
  • Hamida Hammad
    VIB and Ghent University, Belgium


  • Prof. Dr. Hidde Ploegh, Boston (USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Anca Dorhoi, Greifswald (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer, Essen (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Rolff, Berlin (Germany)


  • 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
  • Autoimmunity
    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