The ELLIIT Research Program is now launching ELLIIT Focus periods, an ambitious new guest and exchange program for international top-level researchers. The focus periods, organized twice a year at one of the four ELLIIT universities, aim to create optimal circumstances for innovating research and new collaborations. Researchers from participating universities will be invited to work with other internationally established scientists on a dedicated cross-disciplinary research topic. During the 5-week focus period, the organizing university will host visiting scholars in addition to the regular ELLIIT faculty, postdocs and PhD students. During each period, several seminars and a high-level three-day workshop will be organized, tailored to stimulate cross-fertilization and new ideas.

The first ELLIIT Focus period will be at Lund University in spring 2022, on the theme of Data-driven modelling and learning for cancer immunotherapy. It is organized by the department of Automatic Control in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, the Lund University Cancer Centre and the Roche Institute. Preparations for this focus period have started and the growing list of confirmed visiting scholars and speakers will be soon be available on this page. For more information, please contact Kristian Soltesz ( and make sure to check the ELLIIT website for updates.