The BSI Summer School is an annual event aimed at introducing people to the basics of immunology, building their knowledge on some of the key areas of research going on in the field.
The four day event consists of a number of lectures, discussions and tutorials with some of the leading immunology researchers in the country. We ask all speakers to give up as much of their time as possible to ensure attendees have the opportunity to interact and network with them during the sessions as well as during more informal social events in the evening.
We see the Summer School as the perfect opportunity for people at PhD and Postdoc level to enhance their immunology knowledge and have valuable time interacting with senior scientists working within the field.
As well as lectures covering key areas of immunology research, we have an afternoon dedicated to careers in immunology, giving delegates the opportunity to speak with individuals who have gone on to pursue careers in a whole host of different sectors.
For future Summer Schools, we hope to give delegates the opportunity to present their own work, either through the re-introduction of a poster session or having a lightning talks session. Members of the BSI will receive reduced registration fees to attend this event.
The BSI will not be running a Summer School in 2019. Instead we will be busy preparing for our Congress in Liverpool in December. BSI Summer School will return in 2020.
The 2017 Summer School took place in Leicester - please see the reports below we received from some of the delegates who were given a Miltenyi Travel Award, which will hopefully give you a flavour of what the event consisted of.