BSI Committee Update

Following the recent call for nominations, we are delighted to announce the following stood unopposed and are therefore elected:

Trustee: Matthias Eberl (from Jan 2017)
Groups and Meetings Secretary: John Curnow (from Jan 2017)
Forum: Northern Ireland: Louise Cosby / Early Career: Rebecca Newman / Veterinary: Maria Montoya / PhD: Antonios Psarras & Fane Mensah (since the call, the second PhD rep post became vacant, so both candidates have been elected). 

We have two candidates for Congress Secretary - Gary Entrican and Simon Milling. All full members (as at 19/5/2016) are eliglbe to vote in this election, please keep an eye out for an email from Electoral Reform Services on 3rd June with full details. 

Differences in individuals’ immune responses linked to flu vaccine effectiveness

Image credit: NIAID    
Scientists have identified how differences in individuals’ immune responses might be linked to the effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccination programme. The research team, led by Dr Gregory Poland and Dr Richard Kennedy from the Mayo Clinic Rochester, hope that improving our understanding of how immune system function and response differs at an individual level will improve our ability to design and create more effective vaccines. The findings are published in the BSI's official journal, Immunology.   (Image: NIAID)
You can read the full press release here

International Congress of Immunology 2016 / International Veterinary Immunology Symposium

International Congress of Immunology is taking place in Melbourne, Australia between 21-26 August 2016.  International Veterinary Immunology Symposium is taking place on the Gold Coast Australia between 16 - 19 August 2016. Registration is now open for what promises to be two fantastic meetings. Visit or for more details.

The British Society for Immunology (BSI) actively promotes and supports excellence in research, scholarship and clinical practice in Immunology for the benefit of human and animal health and welfare. It seeks to help British Immunology accomplish the highest possible goals.

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