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The British Society for Immunology will soon open up nominations for vacancies on our Board of Trustees and Forum Committee that will become available over the next year.

BSI members can apply for our support for their Clinical Excellence Award applications. 

A message to the BSI membership from our new President, Arne Akbar. 

Immunology in the news

Our response to the ABPI report on the skills gap

11 January 2019

The Times today reported on the sad news of the death of cancer biologist Professor Martin Gore, which occurred soon after he had a vaccination against yellow fever.  In response to this story, the British Society for Immunology has issued the following statement.

Professor Peter Openshaw, past President of the British Society for Immunology, said:

Our response to a survey from the Francis Crick Institute indicating that a hard Brexit could 'cripple UK science'


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 Spielmann G. et al. 2018 Journal of Applied Physiology DOI:; Russell A. et al. 2018 Psychoneuroendocrinology, DOI:; Rudkin F. et al. 2018 Nature Communications, DOI:

Martin Raff

An interview with Professor Martin Raff on his seminal paper outlining how his research into lymphocytes led to his successful identification of Thy-1 as the marker for T cells.

Immunology cover

As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations for Immunology, we present a collection of the 20 highest-cited papers from the journal’s archives.


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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