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New ESID Juniors Journal Club Session is coming in September!

Dear ESID Juniors, 

we are happy to inform you that a new ESID Juniors Journal Club session is scheduled on 21st September, 2023 at 18:00 CEST.

ESID Juniors  Journal Club session September 2023


Attention ESID Junior members! The Call for ESID Fellowships October 2023 is now open!

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Dear ESID Junior Members,

We are pleased to inform you that the October 2023 Call for ESID Fellowships is now open! Please, visit the Fellowships page for more information.

The ESID Administrative office

Coming soon! The 13th Stem Cell Clonality and Genome Stability Retreat

We are pleased to announce on behalf of the Transatlantic Gene Therapy Consortium that the 13th Stem Cell Clonality and Genome Stability Retreat will take place on October 23th, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. 

The event is limited to 120 participants and registration is required. Here you can also find the event's flyer

The program of the event is available here

KID interferon project

We are pleased to share information about the "KID_interferon" project, provided by Lorenzo Lodi.

Brief rationale of the project:

Monogenic type I interferonopathies (T1I) (like COPA syndrome (COPA), STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI) or some monogenic lupus) may display renal involvement. These entities are characterized by a systemic upregulation of type I interferons (IFN-I) which is central to the disease pathogenesis. However, a clear documentation of IFN-I upregulation at tissue level is still lacking. Indeed, this would be crucial to understand the selective organ involvement encountered in these diseases. The demonstration of tissue IFN-I upregulation can be performed applying human myxovirus resistance protein 1 (MxA) immunostaining to renal biopsies. While this characterization has been assessed in a few patients with T1I-related kidney diseases, it has never been performed in SAVI, COPA and several others T1I.

Here you can find more details about the project.

The ESID Biennial Meeting in 2026 will be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands!

We are excited to announce that the 22nd Biennial Meeting of ESID will be held in 2026 in Maastricht, The Netherlands!

In memoriam of Oksana Leontieva

It is with great sadness that we learned of the tragic and death of our colleague, Oksana Leontieva, a pediatric hematologist from Ukraine and a victim of a recent missile strike in Kyiv ( 

We at ESID offer our deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues of the National Pediatric Ohmatdyt Hospital. 

We take this somber moment to send our thoughts and prayers in the memory of all other fellow humans who needlessly perished as a result of the current war.

Call for observations - COPA syndrome

COPA syndrome is a recently defined type I interferonopathy caused by heterozygous mutations in the gene COPA, encoding coatomer protein subunit alpha that is involved in intra-cellular transport of cargo proteins1. Although the pathogenesis is not fully understood, mutations in COPA were shown to cause an accumulation of STING at the Golgi2 where it is activated and leads to constitutive type I interferon signalling i.e. the core feature of type I interferonopathies.

Call for participation: Malignancies in IEI – an ESID registry study

ESID registry Working Party is inviting the ESID registry participants to take part in the "Malignancies in IEI" study latest by August 31st 2022.