International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.




Matevz Leskovsek

pioneer scientist

Dr. Matevz Leskovsek has earned his PhD degree from University of Ljubljana in 2014
and has since been specializing in T cell, IL cell and TLR cell modulated immune
responses in asthma and their pharmacological suppressive agents with main focus on
long term effects of short acting beta2-adrenoceptor agonists. Dr Matevz Leskovsek is
working at Breathing Labs, Slovenia where he is running a diverse team of researchers
performing and publishing in fields of immunology, neurology, and vaccines. He is also a
pioneer scientist in the field of electroporation assisted DNA vaccination which is based
on a gene-electrotransfer phenomena that has been shown to enhance DNA vaccine
efficacy up to three orders of magnitude and to achieve responses comparable to those
achieved with protein vaccines.

Dr. Matevz Leskovsek has earned his PhD degree from University of Ljubljana in 2014
and has since been specializing in T cell

Immmunology, neuroimmonology, asthma, physiotherapy


1.01 Original scientific article
Short-term cued visual stimuli recall in relation to breathing phase. Neurology, psychiatry
& brain research , ISSN 0941-9500, 2013, vol. , no. , str. 1-5, ilustr., doi:
10.1016/j.npbr.2013.07.001 . [COBISS.SI-ID 10094420 ]

2. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž, LASIČ, Martin, AHLIN, Dragomira. Respiratory physiotherapy in a web browser, feasibility study. Open journal of respiratory diseases , ISSN 2163-940X.
[Print ed.], Nov. 2013, vol. 3, no. 4, str. 150-153, ilustr., doi: 10.4236/ojrd.2013.34023 .
[COBISS.SI-ID 10205524 ]

3. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž, AHLIN, Dragomira, ČANČER, Rok, HOSTA, Milan, ENOVA, Dušan,
PUŠENJAK, Nika, BUNC, Matjaž. Low latency breathing frequency detection and
monitoring on a personal computer. Journal of medical engineering & technology , ISSN
0309-1902. [Print ed.], 2011, vol. 35, no. 6-7, str. 322-329,
doi: 10.3109/03091902.2011.591481 . [COBISS.SI-ID 35725317 ]

4. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž, TASIČ, Jurij F., FEFER, Dušan, MARC, Marko. Sprotno
razločevanje akustičnih signalov z upoštevanjem fizikalnih in geometrijskih lastnosti virov
signalov. Elektrotehniški vestnik , ISSN 0013-5852. [Slovenska tiskana izd.], 2010, letn.
77, št. 1, str. 37-42, ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 7992148 ]

1.04 Professional article
5. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž. 5 nasvetov za večjo učinkovitost. Glas gospodarstva , ISSN
1318-3672, Maj 2011, str. 35, portret. [COBISS.SI-ID 8309844 ]

1.12 Published scientific conference contribution abstract
6. MIKUŠ, Nace, LESKOVŠEK, Matevž. Breathing through pursed lips aids in reducing
stress anxiety. V: Middle European Interdisciplinary Master Programme in Cognitive
Science, Bratislava, 2012. MEI : CogSci Conferences : presentations and authors . [S. l.:
s. n.],
iew/366 . [COBISS.SI-ID 9698388 ]

1.13 Published professional conference contribution abstract
7. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž, AHLIN, Dragomira, POTOČNIK, Maja Marija, RAVNIKAR, Matjaž,
MARC, Marko. Hitro odzivno neinvazivno zaznavanje dihanja za uporabo v terapevtskih in
diagnostičnih aplikacijah = Rapid responsive, non-invasive breathing detection system to
be used in therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Informatica medica slovenica , ISSN
1318-2129, 2010, letn. 15, supl., str. 33-34. [COBISS.SI-ID 8254292 ]
1.22 Interview

8. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž (interviewee). "Želimo uresničiti svoje ideje, ne le zamisli
mentorjev" : pogovor: Matevž Leskovšek, predsednik Društva mladih raziskovalcev. Delo ,
ISSN 0350-7521, 20. jan. 2011, leto 53, št. 16, str. 25, portret. [COBISS.SI-ID
8259412 ]

1.25 Other component parts
9. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž, ČANČER, Rok. USB-senzor dihanja = USB breathing sensor. V:
Inovativni potencial Slovenije : [katalog prireditve] . Ljubljana: Javna agencija za
podjetništvo in tuje investicije, 2010, 1 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 8309588 ]

2.08 Doctoral dissertation
10. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž . A novel method for guiding and supervising a patient
conducting breathing exercises using a breathing sensor and a personal computer :
doctoral dissertation . Ljubljana: [M. Leskovšek], 2014. 91 str., [30] str. pril., ilustr.
[COBISS.SI-ID 10579540 ]

2.11 Undergraduate thesis
11. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž . Načrtovanje brezkontaktnega senzorja dihanja za namen
biofeedback terapevtskih aplikacij : diplomsko delo . Ljubljana: [M. Leskovšek], 2007. 56
f., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 5906260 ]
2.24 Patent

12. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž . Naprava in postopek za zaznavanje dihanja : patent : SI 23068
(A), 2010-12-31 . Ljubljana: Urad Republike Slovenije za intelektualno lastnino, 2011. 10
str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 8259924 ]

13. LESKOVŠEK, Matevž . Naprava in postopek za zaznavanje dihanja : patent : SI 22830
(A), 2010-01-29 . Ljubljana: Urad RS za intelektualno lastnino, 2010. 9 str., ilustr.
[COBISS.SI-ID 8259668 ]

3.15 Unpublished conference contribution
14. 15th International Biofeedback Conference 2011, February 22-26, 2011, München,
PUŠENJAK, Nika, FUHS, Monika, GRAD, Anton, LESKOVŠEK, Matevž, TUŠAK, Matej .
Analysis of top Slovenian athletes biofeedback breathing learning process . Munich:
Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, 2011. [COBISS.SI-ID 8254548 ]