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About us

The BSI’s main objective is to promote and support excellence in research, scholarship and clinical practice in immunology for the benefit of human and animal health and welfare. The BSI seeks to help British immunology accomplish the highest possible goals. To meet this objective, the BSI undertakes the following:

  • Running innovative events in research, public engagement and education
  • Promoting and disseminating research and good practice in immunology, translational medicine and vaccination
  • Working with its members to develop the benefits of membership and the relevance of the Society
  • Providing bursaries and grants
  • Enhancing public awareness of immunology
  • Influencing policy and decision makers
  • Working with other societies


The BSI is one of the oldest, largest, and most active, Immunology societies in the world and is the largest in Europe. 

Strategy 2016 - 2020

The BSI has set our our strategic aims and objectives for the next five years with the aim of effectively and efficiently advancing immunology for the benefit of human and animal health. 

Regional and Affinity Groups

We have a network of 35 regional and affinity groups across the country.

Our people

Meet the team at the BSI and find out more about our members, governance and regional and affinnity groups. 

Who we work with

As well as working with our members we also collaborate with external organisations and corporate members on a number of different types of project. 

Work With Us

We work closely with our membership to support current and future generations of immunologists.

Contact us

How to get in touch with the British Society for Immunology. 


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Society news

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Immunology news

Our membership publication, published quarterly and distributed free to members both electronically and in traditional print.

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What is immunology?

Read a brief overview of immunology and why it is such an important branch of the life sciences.

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