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The summer edition of Immunology News is now online.

We're pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Cancer Research Institute to bring together the immunology and cancer research communities. 

For International Day of Immunology 2019, the BSI has teamed up with the Francis Crick Institute and Nature Research to deliver a panel discussion hosted by top immunologists on the potential and challenges of cancer immunotherapy. We have also collected a range of related resources focusing on immunotherapy. 

Immunology in the news

Our response to a global survey from the Wellcome Trust into public attitudes towards science and health, including vaccination.

Measles virus. 3D illustration showing structure of measles virus with surface glycoprotein spikes heamagglutinin-neuraminidase and fusion protein

Our response to Public Health England's call to encourage MMR vaccination uptake.


Welcome to the next installment of our regular update where we report on research from the world of immunology, highlighting work that has hit the headlines over the past few weeks.

Includes Maori et al. 2019 Cell Reports DOI:; Maori et al. 2019 Molecular Cell DOI:; Heesterbeek et al. 2019 Nature Communications DOI: 10.15252/embj.201899852; Carty et al. 2019 Immunity DOI: 

T-cells attacking cancer cells

With the announcement of our exciting new partnership with the National Cancer Research Institute, our President, Professor Arne Akbar, discusses the history of research in the cancer immunology sphere and how we hope our new collaboration will fuel innovative approaches to treating these diseases.

On Saturday 16th March, the BSI took part in the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre. Throughout the day, BSI staff and volunteers delivered a range of activities focussed on vaccines and herd immunity. In this blog piece, volunteer Dr Ilaria Chicca gives her account of the day. 


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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