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Applications are now open for the BSI bursary scheme to assist BSI members with the costs of attending our 2017 Congress.

The British Society for Immunology Annual Congress is fast approaching along with our abstract submission deadline of 11 September. 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took our careers survey and helped to spread the word on this important initiative for the British Society for Immunology.

Immunology in the news

Our response to a study published in the Journal of Immunology looking at how carbon nanoparticles (such as those found in air pollution) can alter structure and function of certain proteins of the immune system.

Our response to a BMJ article calling for healthcare professionals to drop the message to 'complete the course' of antibiotics to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Our response to research linking maternal sugar consumption during pregnancy to allergy in the offspring.

BSI BLOG

The BSI recently funded a Communicating Immunology Grant to BSI member Alice Halliday to produce a film about tuberculosis (TB). Here, Alice tells us more about the global issues surrounding TB and the work her team are doing to improve knowledge and awareness around this issue in London communities. 

Medical student Laetitia Jervis received a British Society for Immunology Summer Placement Award to fund her placement at the Institute of Child Health. Here, she discusses her placement and tells us what she gained from the experience.

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

Includes: Yu et al. 2017 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2017.05.023; Blundell et al. 2017 Journal of Biological Chemistry doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.795047; Grant et al. 2017 Journal of Virology doi:10.1128/JVI.02157-16

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