VIC Members

Committee Chair:
Claire Rogel-Gaillard

Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, GABI,
78350, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Tel: +33 134 652 201 / +33 646 004 625


Vice Chair

Past Chair

Gary Entrican

Committee Members

  • Eva Wattrang (Treasurer, IUIS VIC)
  • Joan Lunney (USA; Chair, IUIS VIC Toolkit)
  • Keith Ballingall (UK; Chair, IUIS VIC MHC Sub-Committee)
  • Dirk Werling (Chair, EVIG/EVIS)
  • Chieko Kai (Japan; Chair, JVIS)
  • Susan Eicher (USA; President, AAVI)
  • Gerald Chege (FAIS)
  • Isabel Kinney Ferreira de Miranda Santos (Brazil; ALAI)
  • Mirta Arrestegui (ALAI), Hirohide Ueneshi (Japan; FIMSA)
  • Andrew Bean (IVIS 2016 Organiser)
  • Xiaomei Wang (IVIS 2019 Organiser)

Committee Chair

Ursula Wiedermann

Other Committee Members

  • Ed Lavelle – Steering Committee Member
  • Isabelle Bekeredijan-Ding – Steering Committee Member
  • Rita Carsetti – Steering Committee Member
  • Winfried Pickl – Steering Committee Member
  • Hedda Wardemann – Steering Committee Member
  • Bali Pulendran – Member
  • Emilio Malchiodi – Member
  • Ingileif Jonsdottir – Member
  • Joanne Flynn – Member
  • Jorge Kalil – Member
  • Marita Troye Blomberg – Member
  • Olivera Finn – Member
  • Ricardo Gazzineli – Member
  • Rino Rappouli – Member
  • Tania Crombet-Ramos – Member
  • Thomas Evans – Member
  • Willem Hanekom – Member

Luis Eduardo Coelho Andrade

Committee Chairman:
Prof. Luis Eduardo Coelho Andrade

Dean of Post-Graduate Studies and Research 
Escola Paulista de Medicina
Universidade Federal de São PauloRua Botucatu 740
São Paulo, SP, 04023-900, Brazil

Tel: +55 11 99444-9917
Fax: +55 11 5576-4239

Sub-Committee Chair Members:

  • Allergen Standardization: Stefan Vieths (Germany)
  • Autoantibodies in Rheumatic and Related Diseases: Edward Chan (USA)
  • Complement: Michael Kirschfink (Germany)
  • Leukocytes: Pablo Engel (Spain)

Committee Chairman:
Rita Carsetti

Immunology Research Area
B-cell development Unit
Immunological Diagnosis Unit
Bambino Gesù Children Hospital
Piazza S. Onofrio 4
00165, Rome, Italy

Tel +39 06 68592647

Other Committee Members

Committee Chair
Prof. Dr. Menno van Zelm

Dept. Immunology and Pathology
Monash University
89 Commercial Rd
3004 Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Tel: +61 3 9903 8034


Committee Vice-Chair
Dr. Cathrine Scheepers

Senior Medical Scientist
Centre for HIV and STIs, National Institute for
Communicable Diseases and Antibody
Immunity Research Unit
University of the Witwatersrand

1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Gauteng, South Africa

Tel: +2711-555-0443


Committee Past Chairman
Prof. Dr. Pablo Engel



NOM Sub-Committees

There are presently 10 nomenclature sub-committees approved by IUIS/WHO: Allergens, CD molecules, Chemokines, Collectins, Complement, Immunoglobulins and T cell receptors, Interleukins, KIR, MALT, monocytes, and DC. Detailed informations can be obtained from respective subcommittee chairs and specialty websites.

Stuart Tangye

Immunology Division
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
384 Victoria Street 
Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010 

José Luis Franco

International Union of Immunological Societies
Calle 62 # 52-59 Room 530
Medellin, Colombia (S.A.) 055420
Phone (Colombia): +011-(574) 219- 6474
Fax: +011-(574) 219-1065


Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles

Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles

Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Immunobiology
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1425 Madison Avenue, 
New York (NY) 10029 USA

IEI Secretariat
Antonis Pattakos

Waleed Al Herz

Waleed Al Herz

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Kuwait University
P.O.Box: 24923 Safat, 
13110 Kuwait City,Kuwait

Aziz Bousfiha

Aziz Bousfiha

Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Immunology Unit
Casablanca Children Hospital Ibn Rochd Medical School
King Hassan II University
Casablanca, Morocco

Steven Holland

Steven Holland

Head, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 
National Institutes of Health, 
10 CRC Hatfield Clinics Research Centre, 
B3-4233, 10 Center Drive, 
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Christoph Klein

Christoph Klein

Medical Diredtor
Department of Pediatrics
University Children’s Hospital Dr. von Haunersches Kinderspital
Lindwurmstrasse 4, 
D-80337 Munich, Germany

Isabelle Meyts

University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Department of Pediatrics UZ Leuven
Herestraat 49
Leuven, Belgium

Morio Tomohiro

Morio Tomohiro

Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatrics and Developmental
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)
Director of Centre for Cell Therapy
TMDU Medical Hospital
1-5-45 Bunkyo-Ku, Yushima
Tokyo 113-8519, JAPAN

Erik Oksenhendler

Erik Oksenhendler

Service d’immunologie Clinique, 
CHU Paris – GH St Louis Lariboisiere F Widal, 
1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux, 
CEDEX 10, 75475, Paris, France

Christoph Klein

Capucine Picard

Study Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies, 
Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, 
149 rue de Sèvres 
75015 Paris, France

Jennifer Puck

Jennifer Puck

Medical Director of UCSF Pediatric Clinical Research Center
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Bone Marrow
Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco and UCSF
Benioff Children’s Hospital
Box 0519, 513 Parnassus Ave, HSE 301-A
94143-0519 San Francisco, California, United States

Anne Puel

Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious
Necker Branch, INSERM UMR 1163,
Necker Hospital for Sick Children
75015 Paris, France

Mikko Seppänen

Helsinki University Hospital and University of
Rare Disease Center, Helsinki University Hospital
Helsinki, Finland

Raz Somech

MD, PhD, Full Professor of Pediatrics, Edmond
and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital,
Director of Jeffrey Modell Foundation Center,
Sheba Medical Center, “Sackler” School of Medicine,
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Helen C. Su

Senior Investigator, Chief of the Human
Immunological Diseases Section
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD 20892-1456, U.S.A.

Kathleen Sullivan

Kathleen Sullivan

Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology, 
University of Pennysylvania, 
34th St and Civic Centre Boulevard, 
Philadelphia, USA

Troy Torgerson

Troy Torgerson

Associate Professor
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s
1900 – 9th Ave
JMB-7 – Immunology
Seattle, Washington 98101, USA

The IEI committee was enlarged in 2010 to include representatives from Central/South America, Africa, the Middle East and S Asia Pacific.

The next committee meeting will be in August 2013 in Milan, alongside the International Congress of Immunology, to consider the next version of the IEI Classification tables. A satellite symposium is being organised to take place in Milan before the meeting as well as an embedded educational session to take place during the Congress.

Committee Chairman
Reinhold E. Schmidt (EFIS)

Division of Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover 
Carl Neuberg Str 1 
30625 Hannover, Germany

Tel. +49 511 5326656 
Fax +49 511 532 9067 
E-mail: and


Pierre Miossec (EFIS)

Department of Clinical Immunulogy and Rheumatology
University of Lyon1
Hôpital Edouard Herriot
5 Place d’Arsonval
69437 Lyon, France


Bruce Mazer MD (CSI)

McGill University Health Center
Meakins Christie Laboratories
3626 Saint Urbain
Montreal, QC Canada H2X 2P2



Gianpietro Semenzato (EFIS)

Padua University School of Medicine
Dept. of Clinical Experimental Medicine “G. Patrassi”
Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch
Via Giustiniani 2,
35128 Padova, Italy



Xuan Zhang (FIMSA)

Dept. of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
41 Da-Mu-Cang-Hu-Tong, Xicheng District
Beijing, China, 100032



Warwick Britton (FIMSA)

Discipline of Medicine
Central Clinical School (DO6)
University of Sydney
Sydney NSW 2006 


Fu-Sheng Wang (FIMSA)

Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Director, Treatment and Research Center for Infectious Diseases 
Director, The Institute of Translational Hepatology
Beijing 302 Hospital 
Beijing 100039 


Jonathan Peter (FAIS)

Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Groote Schuur Hospital
University of Cape Town Lung Institute
George Street, Mowbray, 7700
PO Box 34560
Groote Schuur, 7937
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 406 6889 
Mobile: +27 83 231 7004 Email:


Halima Moncrieffe (AAI)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 15012, Cincinnati, OH 45229

Tel: (513)636-3338
Fax: (513)636-3328

Clive Gray

Division of Immunology,
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, 
Clinical Laboratory Sciences and National Health Laboratory Services
University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 406 6356
Fax: +27 11 406 6796


Dieter Kabelitz

Institute of Immunology 
UKSH Campus Kiel / CAU   
Arnold-Heller-Strasse 3, Haus 17
24105 Kiel

Tel. +49 431 50031000
Fax: +49 431 50031004


Vice Chair-Chair
Clive Gray

Division of Immunology,
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Sciences and National Health Laboratory Services
University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Tel. +27 21 406 6356
Fax: +27 11 406 6796


Michelle Letarte (CSI)

The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
M5G 1X8 Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Tel. +1 416 813 6258
Fax: +1 416 813 6255



Shubhada V. Chiplunkar

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education In Cancer (ACTREC)
Tata Memorial Centre
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410 210

Tel. +91 2227405032 
Fax +91 2227405085
E-mail: or


Mehrnaz Mesdaghi

Department of Immunology and Allergy,
Mofid Children Hospital
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran

Tel. +89 2122694448
Fax: +89 2122227035


Olivier Boyer

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Physiopathology and biotherapies of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases 
University of Rouen 
22 Bd Gambetta 76000 Rouen, France

Tel. +33 235 148548
Fax. +33 232 888186


Mohamed Ridha Barbouche

Institut Pasteur de Tunis
13, Place Pasteur
1002, Tunis, Tunisia

Tel. +216 71843317


Rosana Pelayo

Mexican Instituite for Social Security
Passeo de la Reforma 476, Juárez
06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico



Lucy Ochola

Senior Research Scientist,
Institute of Primate Research,
P.O. Box 24481 Marula Ln, Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254-41-522063/ +254-41-525043


Luis Fernando Garcia

Universidad de Antioquia,
Facultad de Medicina,
Sede de Investigación Universitaria
Grupo de Inmunología Celular e Inmunogenética
Cra. 53 No. 61-30 Lab 410
Medellín, Colombia

Tel. +574  210 6446


Maria Roso Bono

Departamento de Biología
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile
Casilla 653, Santiago

Tel. +562 2978 7339
Fax: +562 2271 3891


Guillermo Docena

Immune System Research Laboratory Department of Biological Sciences, School of Sciences, University of La Plata
47th Street and 115
1900 La Plata, Argentina

Tel. +54 221 425 0497
Fax: +54 221 422 6947


Bo Huang (FIMSA)

National Laboratory of Medical Molecular Biology
Department of immunology
Institute of Basic Medical Sciences 
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences 
5 Dong Dan San Tiao
Beijing 100005

Tel: 86-10-65229258 


Gail Bishop

Center for Immunology & Immune-Based Diseases,
2296 CBRB, 375 Newton Rd.
The University of Iowa
Senior Research Career Scientist, Iowa City VAMC,
Iowa City, IA 52242

Tel. +1 319 335 7945


Angela Santoni

Department of Molecular Medicine
Sapienza University Rome
Viale Regina Elena, 291
00161 Rome, Italy

Tel. +39 644340632


Hanne Ostergaard

Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology,
670 Heritage Medical Research Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7

Phone: (780) 492-7710
FAX: (780) 492-9828


Jose Alejandro Lopez

School of Natural Sciences
Griffith University
Nathan, Building N34, Room 1.19 
Kessels Road, QLD 4111
Queensland, Australia

Tel. +61 7 3735-4407


Tim Sparwasser

Director and Chair,
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene,
University of Mainz Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz