Get ready to be IMMspired

Immunology is all around us.

From the constant battle against invading pathogens — bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi — to continuous research in therapeutic targets for chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmunity, obesity, and much more.

The field of Immunology provides us with important understandings of how our bodies function in healthy scenarios and in disease.

How to register

Date of Event: April 30th, 2021

If you are a high school student interested in applying for our 2021 event, click below.

This year, IMMspire will be hosting virtual immunology-themed workshops throughout November, February and March and a full-day virtual event on April 30th, 2021 that aims to expose high school students to the fascinating field of immunology research through interactive, inquiry-based, and hands-on experiences.

We hope to inspire students to think about how immunology affects their day-to-day lives, and encourage students to inquire how the world works in a scientific way.

If you want to learn more about the event, or if you are interested in creating a new chapter at your university, please follow the links below.

Organized by graduate students from the Department of Immunology, the third annual IMMspire event will include a series of virtual workshops throughout the year culminating in a main event with guest speakers and interactive activities on April 30th, 2021. The event schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19.

The event will be composed of various inquiry-based workshops that explore immunology through real-world issues, experiments conducted in laboratories at UofT, a question and answer period with UofT students, and more!

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” –

Albert Einstein. LIFE magazine, May 2, 1955.

Learn more about similar events in immunology.

If you would like to learn more about undergraduate or graduate programs at the Department of Immunology at University of Toronto, visit this link.

Interested in learning more about immunology and science? Click below to read articles written by graduate students that explore relevant topics in immunology and science


University of Toronto

St. George Campus

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