Joachim Kalden Lecture

The Joachim Kalden Lecture was introduced in 2009 to honor Prof. Joachim Kalden. Prof. Kalden was head of the Department of Medicine 3 for 30 years and one of the founders of immunological research in Erlangen. For this special seminar series, which takes place once a year in fall/winter, we invite internationally renowned immunologists who either speak about their latest research or their life´s scientific accomplishments.

Past Joachim Kalden Lecturers


Prof. Dolores Schendel

Medigene AG, Martinsried

“My Journey to Join the Frontline in TCR-T Immunotherapies”



Prof. Bruce Walker

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA, USA

“Toward a HIV vaccine: Learning from patients at the heart of the epidemic”

Prof. Tak Wah Mak

Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Kanada

“The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse”


Prof. Fiona Powrie

Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK

“Gut reactions: Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease”


Prof. Alain Fischer

Hôpital Necker-Enfant Malades, Paris, France

“Primary T cell immunodeficiencies: from pathophysiology to therapy “


Prof. Dontscho Kerjaschki

Clinical Institute of Pathology, Medical University Vienna, Austria

“Lymphatics in Inflammation”


Prof. Andreas Radbruch

Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin – A Leibniz Institute

“The resting and the restless immunological memory”


Prof. Klaus Rajewsky

Immune Regulation and Cancer, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine

“Modeling Epstein-Barr-Virus infection, immune surveillance and B cell lymphomas in mice”


Prof. Ralph M. Steinman, Nobelprize of Medicine 2011

The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

“Dendritic cell-targeted protein vaccines”


Prof. Charles Dinarello

University of Colorado, Aurora, USA

“Interleukin-1ß and the treatment of auto-inflammatory diseases”


Prof. Harald zur Hausen, Nobelprize of Medicine 2008

German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

“Infections and human cancers: facts and perspectives”