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Edited By: Steven GE Marsh

Impact Factor: 2.137

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 32/76 (Pathology); 104/148 (Immunology); 136/184 (Cell Biology)

Online ISSN: 2059-2310

Society Information

The European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) (previously known as The European Foundation for Immunogenetics) was formally founded in March 1985.

The aims of EFI are summed up in the Constitution. They are;

  • To advance the development of Immunogenetics in Europe as a discipline of medicine and support research and training.

  • To provide a forum for exchange of scientific information and to reinforce the skills and knowledge of young scientists and others working in the field.

  • To create a formal organisation of workers in the field of immunogenetics, histocompatibility testing and transplantation.

  • To elaborate recommendations for standardisation of techniques, quality control and criteria for accreditation and to support their implementations.

  • To promote the organisation and use of immunogenetic data bases.

  • To develop relations with similar organisations.

Visit the EFI website.


Membership of EFI is open to all workers in the field of Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility. New Members need to be proposed and seconded by two other EFI Members.

The annual membership fee is presently 30 Euro. Members receive the quarterly EFI Newsletter free of charge. EFI Members are eligible for a reduced subscription rate to EFI's official journal (click here), and eligible for a reduced registration fee at the annual European Histocompatibility Conference and can apply for bursaries to attend these conferences. It is also possible to apply for educational bursaries to visit other laboratories. EFI Members are entitled to participate and vote at the Annual General Assembly, where important decisions are made.

Download the application form here . To read the .pdf file you will need a copy of Acrobat Reader

Send the completed form to:

Ms. Sonja Geelhoed - EFI Office
Membership Secretary
Dept. of Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion
Bld 1 E3-Q
Leiden University Medical Centre
PO Box 9600
NL-2300 RC
The Netherlands

or Fax; +31 71 568 5801
E-mail: membershipsecretary@efiweb.org