The School

The SchoolThe B Cell Summer School is organized by members of the European B Cell Network (EBCnet), a research consortium within the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS).

The School will provide an up-to-date educational journey through B cell immunology, new technologies, and topics beyond B cell biology for advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs interested in B CELL BIOLOGY.

The program includes research presentations by all participants, lectures by internationally renowned experts, and interactive sessions to meet the speakers, discuss science, and foster networking within our European B Cell community.

We will also provide two break-out sessions. One will discuss a landmark paper in B cell immunology in a small group of 6 participants and one faculty. The other break-out session will provide small discussion groups with 6 participants and one faculty on selected research topics and state-of-the-art techniques.


If you have any  about the School or the application procedure, please contact

Claudia Sarawara:      e-mail:       

Hans-Martin Jäck      e-mail:


The application deadline will be April 20, 2023, at midnight.

The first Summer School will be held from Sunday, June 11 to Thursday, June 15, 2023. Registration will start on Sunday after 2 pm. There will be 2 talks in the evening. Guest lectures, presentations by participants and all other activities will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will finish the School with a social event on Wednesday night. Departure will be on Thursday after breakfast. There will be no activities on the departure day.

Target Group

The School will be open to young science professionals from research institutions, companies and academia. We primarily address advanced doctoral candidates, junior postdocs and researchers


Please apply online via the corresponding link. The number of places is limited. If online registration does not work, send an e-mail to . The organizers will select 30 participants based on the letter of intent, the CV and the submitted abstract. You will be informed about acceptance after April 30

Please also upload ONE PDF document containing  (1) a letter of motivation (max 1 page), (2) an abstract about your presentation (max. 250 words plus a title and your name) and (3) a short CV with a list of your publications and the names of two references with name, institution and e-mail (we do not need reference letters!!!)


You must pay the registration fee and book the hotel rooms upon acceptance. We will inform you about the registration procedure and the transfer of the payments after April 30.

Registration fee : Euro 380 for academic and non-profit research institutions and Euro 600 for industry (includes all meals, seminar room charges, coffee breaks and evening activities)

Room (single): Euro 396 (4 nights in a single room, including breakfast)

The Venue

The School will be held at the Hotel Franziskushöhe in Lohr/Main. Franziskushöhe is the place to be in the Spessart, a retreat with real character. Situated in the stunning natural landscape of the Spessart mountains, high above the town of Lohr am Main and surrounded by private parklands and forests, the 4-star Franziskushöhe Hotel is waiting for you, with variety, hospitality, and facilities unparalleled in the region. Be it dining in the Restaurant Franziskus, relaxing in the sauna or enjoying the many kilometers of trails that traverse the surrounding forests, this is your place for a flawless event, a successful conference, or just to take a well-deserved break.

How to get to the Venue

It will be posted soon