Why join the ISDCI

ISDCI is a moderately sized, welcoming and friendly scientific Society. Our meetings bring together scientists, postdoctoral researchers and students from around the world whose interests include the immune or internal defence systems of a range of organisms. The Society is a vehicle through which this diverse community can meet, interact and collaborate. Benefits of being a member include reduced registration rates at the triennial international Congresses, opportunities for travel bursaries for student members to attend these Congresses, free on-line access to the Society journal, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, and regular news updates through the Societys electronic newsletter.

The more members we have, the stronger we stand! If you have not done so, please encourage your students, post-docs and friends to become members of the Society. Enquiries about memberships should be sent via the website to the ISDCI Secretary-Treasurer Liz Dyrynda.

Members profit from access to the ‘members only’ part of the website which provides, among others, interesting photos taken at our main international meetings, front covers of historical issues of the DCI journal and further interesting facts and figures related to the Society.

The early days 

Below a short fragment from a course entitled "Cell Cooperation in Immunobiology" published in 1974 by Elsevier / North-Holland / Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam. This course consisted of a series of approx. 30 slides and a cassette tape with the spoken text by Brian Solomon. It gives an idea of what we knew about immunology around the time, that ISDCI was founded. Moreover, it illustrates, that Brian Solomon was an internationally recognized immunologist 40-45 years ago. 

Click here for a sound track of the Immunobiology Course 1974 Speaker: Brian Solomon: "Cell Cooperation in Immunology"

Open positions:

PhD position in invertebrate immunology - Uppsala University, Sweden


Discounted registration fee for congresses  every three years 


Journal Developmental and Comparative Immunology (12 issues a year)

Periodical newsletter

Periodical newsletter