PILOT internal RDM Workshop

We will be holding a workshop on Research Data Management for all PILOT members from 1-2pm on Wednesday 18 October.

***SPECIAL EVENT*** PILOT International Symposium on Perinatal and Early Life Immunity

PILOT will be hosting an International Symposium on Perinatal and Early Life Immunity  from 9-12 April 2025 at the Historisches Kaufhaus in Freiburg

We already have a fantastic line-up of invited speakers for this event. We plan to complement this with talks selected on the basis of abstracts and there will also be opportunities to present posters.

More details will be posted here as they are finalized; in the meantime, please save the date!



NFDI4Microbiota event: Workshop on meta-data and FAIR principles

PILOT project leader Tom Clavel is also a member of the NFDI4Microbiota consortium, which is hosting a workshop on (meta)data and FAIR principles. PILOT members - and other interested scientists - are welcome to attend. (There are only 20 places available; they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.)

Confused about FAIR, ontologies, and metadata and how they can help you and your project?
Join our hands-on workshop about description of biological data.
16-17 October in Aachen. Register by 20 September:

For our workshop: How to describe biological data? A primer to a FAIR approach for now and the future

We are looking for:

  1. Person with knowledge about microbiology
  2. Late-stage (wet lab) researchers with datasets that are in preparation to be submitted to repositories
  3. Early-stage researchers that will be generating large data sets
  4. Researchers having difficulties to apply existing ontologies and metadata fields to their data set
  5. Data stewards or broker responsible for submitting data

You will learn how to use terms based on existing ontologies and controlled vocabulary.

Your engagement and continuous use of these terms will help to increase future machine-actionable analyses.

After the workshop, you will have successfully described your own datasets and prepared the necessary metadata for future deposition of your described datasets.

But beware during this workshop, we will not (yet [1])…

  1. upload or publish your data
  2. analyze/ re-analyze your data
  3. develop an ontology
  4. set-up an automatic transfer of your metadata to repositories

[1]: stay tuned for more with   


Multiomic spatial landscape of innate immune cells at human central nervous system borders

Roman Sankowski, Patrick Süß, Alexander Benkendorff, Chotima Böttcher, Camila Fernandez-Zapata, Chintan Chhatbar, Jonathan Cahueau, Gianni Monaco, Adrià Dalmau Gasull, Ashkan Khavaran, Jürgen Grauvogel, Christian Scheiwe, Mukesch Johannes Shah, Dieter Henrik Heiland, Oliver Schnell, Filiz Markfeld-Erol, Mirjam Kunze, Robert Zeiser, Josef Priller & Marco Prinz

Phase II trial of hypomethylating agent combined with nivolumab for acute myeloid leukaemia relapse after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation—Immune signature correlates with response

Petya Apostolova, Stefanie Kreutmair, Cristina Toffalori, Marco Punta, Susanne Unger, Ann-Cathrin Burk, Claudia Wehr, Kristina Maas-Bauer, Wolfgang Melchinger, Eileen Haring, Rouven Hoefflin, Khalid Shoumariyeh, Valerie Hupfer, Eliza Maria Lauer, Sandra Duquesne, Theresa Lowinus, Nicolás Gonzalo Núñez, Chiara Alberti, Sara da Costa Pereira, Carla Helena Merten, Laura Power, Matthias Weiss, Caroline Böke, Dietmar Pfeifer, Reinhard Marks, Hartmut Bertz, Ralph Wäsch, Gabriele Ihorst, Bernhard Gentner, Justus Duyster, Melanie Boerries, Geoffroy Andrieux, Juergen Finke, Burkhard Becher, Luca Vago, Robert Zeiser

2023 British Journal of Haematology