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We regret to inform our members and the wider immunology community that the BSI Congress 2020 has been postponed until 2021 in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. In its place, we are excited to run an online scientific conference in December 2020.

A new partnership with The Association of Clinical Pathologists to run Immunology Training Days aimed at clinical immunology trainees and immunology clinical scientists preparing to sit the Royal College of Pathologists Fellowship examinations.

Immunology News June 2020 cover

The new edition of Immunology News is now online.

Immunology in the news

BSI statement on extension of self-isolation period following COVID-19 symptoms from seven to ten days

BSI response to results of phase 1/2 trial of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 by Oxford University

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The Home Office has published its annual statistics on the number of animals used in UK research for 2019.


As the end of the Brexit process approaches, the UK is moving towards having a newly reformed immigration system. With the Government's renewed focus on science and research, BSI Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Matthew Gibbard, discusses what this could mean for immunologists.

We take a detailed look at what the different COVID-19 tests can and can’t tell us and what that means for you.

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.


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