Core-to-Core program

An international network for advanced research on human immunology



Led by the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) of Osaka University in Japan and through close collaboration with ImmunoSensation2 of University of Bonn in Germany, and University College London in the United Kingdom, “An international network for advanced research on human immunology” aims to elucidate the mechanisms of human immunity by employing state-of-the-art technologies such as single cell analysis and informatics. In this project, we will promote the complementary use of cutting-edge technologies and the sharing of research information through joint research among our institutions, and organize joint symposia and schools for fostering young researchers and strengthening our international network of researchers. Through these initiatives, we aim to strengthen our relationships with the leading overseas research institutions, thereby dramatically enhancing our research capabilities to elucidate the human immune system, which was not possible using conventional technologies. The promotion of human immunology is expected to contribute to society through the development of methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer, infectious diseases such as COVID-19, and autoimmune diseases.
This project was selected for the Core-to-Core Program by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and will be carried out from FY2021 to FY2025.


JAPAN  Kiyoshi Takeda IFReC, Osaka University
GERMANY  Gunther Hartmann ImmunoSensation, University of Bonn
UK  Claudia Mauri University College London

Research Exchange Activities

ImmunoSensation2-IFReC Joint Wokshop
"The 2nd ImmunoSensation2-IFReC Joint Workshop" was held on December 16-17, 2021 online.

UCL-IFReC Joint Symposium
A joint symposium on Immunology between UCL and IFReC was held at UCL in UK on May 13, 2022.

International School on Advanced Immunoligy
"The 1st International School on Advanced Immunology" was held at Awaji Yumebutai Interanational Conference Center on November 7-11, 2022.

International Symposium on Microbiology and ImmunologyUPCOMING
"International Symposium on Microbiology and Immunology" will be held at Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube) on February 3, 2023.