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The BSI supported the online engagement activity ‘I’m a Scientist’ to connect school students across the UK with immunologists. Here, our Public Engagement Manager, Erika Aquino, discusses the benefits of this type of activity, showcases examples of great engagement from our members and shares feedback from the wonderful immunologists who took part.

We are delighted to announce the British Society for Immunology has won 'Individual Member Association of the Year', BSI Chief Executive, Dr Doug Brown, has been named 'Executive Director of the Year' and the Society has also been selected as a finalist for the best physical conference and best member support during COVID-19 in the Association Awards UK 2020.

We have published our Annual Review for 2019-2020.

Immunology in the news

British Society for Immunology statement in response to the approval of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the UK.

British Society for Immunology statement in response to news of approval of Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in UK

British Society for Immunology response to reports of two allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccination


Research published in our official journal Immunotherapy Advances has shown that vitamin D replacement enhances antigen-specific immunity in older adults. In this Q&A, Corresponding Author Dr Emma Chambers discusses these recent findings and the wider implications for improving the health-span of the UK’s aging population.

BSI member Dr Stephanie Longet talks to us about her experience of taking part in the I'm a Scientist Health Zone, an online platform that allows students to live-chat with scientists. Stephanie also shares how she found the I'm a Scientist Academy, an exclusive public engagement course.

An interview with Dr Matt Morgan on why it's important for us all to engage in public conversations about COVID-19 vaccination


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Information for the public

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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