The Swiss Young Immunologists Society (SYIS) aims to build a network of young immunologists in Switzerland to defend our interests and increase our visibility on National and European levels.

The SYIS is supported by the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI) and is part of the EFIS Young Immunologist Network (yEFIS).


News and Blog

Science Communication in Academia – what’s expected outside of writing papers?

By Sinduya Krishnarajah, Postdoctoral Scientist, Becher lab. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. Almost 5 years ago to the day, I landed in Zurich for a week of interviews with fellow Life Scientists hunting for PhD positions. I checked onto the return flight with a wide grin that I couldn’t wipe off my face for several days; an outward display of the mix of excitement and anticipation I was feeling as I’d secured a position at the University…

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Sum of i^2: Interdisciplinary immunology

By Lorenz Adlung. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. I love immunology. Studying the immune system in all its complexity is thrilling and fascinating. It is challenging, but every day, I learn something new: Seeing things from a different angle. It is my firm belief that immunology is a research branch that offers, but also requires, particularly versatile perspectives.

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Gut Neuroimmunity – Teamwork makes the dream work  

By Jeremy Yeoh. Illustration by Anne-Gaëlle Goubet for SYIS. One unpleasant aspect of the upcoming summer is the rise of undesirable insects (no offence to entomologists). The advent of the insect season brings upon us much suffering – mainly in the form of itchy and sometimes painful bites, causing pain and inflammation in the form of a red welt. Well, as the saying goes ‘no pain, no gain’ – this itchy bump is a coordinated effort by both…

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