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South Wales Immunology Group

The South Wales Immunology Group is a regional group of the British Society for Immunology. Its objective is to provide a forum for scientists to promote active discussions, enhance collaborations, and foster common immunological interests in the South of Wales and further afield. This is done in close interaction with the Institute of Infection and Immunity and the Systems Immunity Research Institute at Cardiff University.

We welcome all interested parties to our events, in particular students and those new to the region. Please contact us and join our mailing list to be informed about our seminar series of high-profile local, national and international researchers but also to learn about major immunological developments and current job vacancies.

Our seminars are open to anyone interested in immunology and, unless otherwise noted, are held are held every Wednesday at 1pm in the Main Seminar Room UG16, Henry Wellcome Building, Heath Park, Cardiff.

Find out more about the South Wales Immunology Group in the BSI's membership magazine, Immunology News. In this article, members of the group tell us more about their activities, including public engagement events, and how they have adapted to a new virtual reality of scientific gatherings.

The South Wales Group recently ran a virtual #CelebrateVaccines session at the Swansea Science Festival in which they explored how vaccines work, what long-term immunity looks like and how herd immunity is achieved. Dr Becky Aicheler and Dr Simone Cuff gave their perspective on the event and public engagement with immunology in this blog.

You can also read a report of a recent community event that the BSI South Wales Regional Group took part in: ‘Superbugs: The end of modern medicine as we know it?’

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21 October 2020, 10:00 Nicola Harris (Monash University)

4 November 2020, 11:00 Ashraful Haque (University of Melbourne)

25 November 2020 Borko Amulic (University of Bristol)

2 December 2020 Julie Gibbs (University of Manchester)

13 January 2021 Adrian Hayday (King's College London)

3 February 2021 Carolina Arancibia (University of Oxford)


You Zhou
Cardiff University

Dr Ceri Fielding

Dr Rebecca Aicheler

Committee Member
Dr Matthias Eberl

Committee Member
Dr Ian Humphreys

Early Career Representative​ 
Ellie Pring 

Early Career Representative​
Ariadni Kouzeli

Early Career Representative
Owen Moon


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You Zhou
Cardiff University

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Henry Wellcome Building
School of Medicine
Cardiff University
Heath Park
Cardiff CF14 4XN


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