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Immunology News June 2020 cover

The new edition of Immunology News is now online.

The Academy of Medical Sciences has launched a new database for early stage UK COVID-19 preclinical therapeutics research, to boost collaboration and map the preclinical discovery landscape. The British Society for Immunology is a supporter of this project.

The British Society for Immunology has co-signed a statement from organisations across the science and research sector calling on the Government to ensure that costly visas are not a barrier to UK research and innovation.

Immunology in the news

BSI response to new research on COVID-19 immune response.

Today, world leaders have come together at Gavi’s donor pledging conference, the Global Vaccine Summit, which aimed to mobilise at least $7.4 billion towards Gavi’s next strategic cycle (2021-25). Gavi has received $8.8 billion in contributions which surpasses that goal and will protect the next generation through vaccination. In response, the British Society for Immunology has released the following statement.

BSI response to approval of an antibody test against COVID-19 by Public Health England


Research funding

Funding from medical research charities has been severely affected due to the COVID-19 crisis, which will have serious consequences in the vital work our members carry out. In this blog, our CEO, Dr Doug Brown, discusses why the BSI supports the medical research charity sector.

Immune system

We explain some key words in vaccine immunology and the interesting histories behind them, as part of our Celebrate Vaccines initiative.

A summary of what we do and don't know about the immunology of infection with the new Coronavirus.


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We have a host of resources available to teach you more about immunology, your immune system, and to help you get involved in our public engagement activities.

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