Springtime School 2024

The Springtime School is an exclusive chance to meet and learn from the world’s leading researchers within skin immunology. 12 speakers give the newest insight on skin renewal, tissue immunology and molecular signaling and inflammation. You can apply to join the Springtime School now! Registration closes 15th of January 2024.

15th  - 17th of April 2024

LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center, University of Copenhagen, invites young and talented researchers from across the world to join an intense three-day learning experience on skin and immunological skin disease research. The Springtime School offers 1:1 interaction with and feedback from leading experts on this year’s theme: 
Mechanisms of inflammation in skin and other barriers





The Springtime School targets PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Participants will be selected based on applications containing a short abstract (250 words) and CV to ensure representation of a variety of relevant research themes.

You can apply to join the Springtime School 2024 here. Registration closes on the 15th of January 2024. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than the 9th of February 2024.

Use the abstract template to submit a short abstract on your current scientific project in the application.










Registration opens on the 1st of December.

The application deadline is 21st of January 2024, 23:59 CET.

Use the abstract template to submit a short abstract on your current scientific project in your application.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 15th of February 2024.







Participation is free of charge for all attendees and will include accommodation, meals and refreshments for the duration of the event. Participants must cover own travel and insurance expenses.

A limited number of travel grants will be awarded and applicants can apply for the travel grant in the registration process.





The Springtime School will be held at atmospheric Hotel Hornbækhus, acclaimed as one of Europe's best seaside hotels for its scenic surroundings in Hornbæk, Denmark and the equally charming Hotel Bretagne. Visit www.hornbaekhus.com/en and https://en.hotelbretagne.dk/ for details.




















You can find the preliminary* Springtime School Programme here

Monday 15th of April  

12:00            Arrival and lunch at Hotel Bretagne

SESSION 1: Skin Immunology part 1

Location: Hotel Bretagne

13:00            Welcome by Liv Eidsmo, Executive Director of the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center

13:10            Laura Mackay, The Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia. Title: Diversity of tissue-resident lymphocytes

13:45            Shawn Demehri, Harvard Medical School, USA. Title: Control of Malignant Clones by Antiviral T Cells in the Skin

14:20            Break

14:40            Short Talk 1: From abstracts

14:55            Short Talk 2: From abstracts          

15:10            Short Talk 3: From abstracts


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

12:00            Lunch and departure

Organisers from SIC:
Scientific committee:
Liv Eidsmo, Mads Gyrd-Hansen & Jonathan Coquet.
Coordinator and administration: Hannah Paludan & Stine Kloppenborg.

Contact details: sic@sund.ku.dk

*Preliminary programme is subject to change