Education and training

The InFLAMES Flagship is dedicated to advancing the understanding of immunology and cultivating the scientific minds of the field. Towards these goals the flagship organizes education and training for members of InFLAMES Flagship, our industrial partners and general public. Most of the education is organized through InFLAMES Doctoral Module, but is available to interested parties outside it as well.

InFLAMES doctoral module

InFLAMES Doctoral Module organizes education for the Doctoral Researchers of InFLAMES-affiliated research groups focusing on the fields of immunology, immunology-based drug development and/or diagnostics. The courses of the module have been tailored to be suitable for Doctoral Researchers and students of comparable education level, but are generally available to other interested as well.

InFLAMES Doctoral Module has been designed to provide advanced education in immunology and immunology-related subjects with the goal of preparing participants for variable career paths in both academic and business sectors. The module consists of multiple submodules with variable compositions, containing for example lecture courses, seminars, research method studies, communication training, career guidance and education by the Flagship Professors of Practice. 

You can find a breakdown of the courses organized by InFLAMES Doctoral Module from below. For more information about the module in general, including on how to join, please visit the related University of Turku webpage: InFLAMES Doctoral Module. Additionally, you can direct any questions regarding the courses or InFLAMES education in general to Flagship Research Coordinator Sampo Koivunen. (sampo.koivunen[at]

InFLAMES Doctoral Module courses:

  • Research Method Studies
  • IFDM2004-3001 InFLAMES Flow Cytometry Theory, Online Course
  • IFDM2002-3001 InFLAMES Flow Cytometry Practical Training study guide
  • Immunohistology in Research
  • Imaging Immunology
  • General Education
  • IFDM1003-3001 InFLAMES Professional Development (study guide)
  • IFDM1002-3001 Business, Innovation & Market Access – Pharma Market and Value of Medicines (study guide)
  • IFDM1001-3001 Presentation and Communication Skills – Essential Tools and Tips (study guide)
  • Education on Scientific Publishing
  • Study Courses
  • Basic Immunology
  • Advanced Immunology (study guide)
  • Annual Study Events
  • Annual start-of-the-year seminar
  • Annual InFLAMES Doctoral Module summer event
  • Seminar series
  • Monthly InFLAMES Flagship Seminars
  • Inside Industry InFLAMES Seminars
  • Immunology Seminar Series
  • Prospects of Infections and Immunity
  • Frontiers of Science seminars
  • Seminar Series of Infections and Immunity
  • Journal Club
  • Journal club hosted by InFLAMES visiting professors and others

InFLAMES Doctoral Module is managed by:

Director of InFLAMES Doctoral Module, Adjunct Professor
University of Turku
Faculty of Medicine
Research Coordinator
University of Turku
InFLAMES Research Flagship