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The March for Science is taking place this Saturday, 22 April, at various locations around the UK and worldwide. 

Following our recent nominations call for positions on the BSI Board of Trustees and Forum, we are pleased to announce the following appointments. All candidates were elected unopposed.

Mark Peakman

After ten years at the helm, Mark Peakman has stepped down as two-term Editor-in-Chief of Clinical & Experimental Immunology.

Immunology in the news

A new survey has shown there are large variations in the use and interpretation of a new type of allergy test (component testing) by doctors in the UK and Europe. As a result of these findings, a new quality assurance scheme is being launched to ensure proper quality assessment and education about the performance and use of the tests. The paper was published in Clinical & Experimental Immunology.

Here's our selection of the top immunology stories in the news this week.

The World Health Organization (WHO) have warned that a measles outbreak is spreading across Europe, wherever immunisation levels have dropped below the recommended 95%.


The March for Science took place this weekend to celebrate science and the vital role it plays in our everyday lives and to highlight the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into our world. The BSI’s intern, Julia Deathridge, reports for us on her experience from taking part in the London event.

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: Fielding et al. 2017 eLIFE doi: 10.7554/eLife.22206
Withers et al. 2017 Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/srep44571
Martinez-Jimenez et al. 2017 Science doi: 10.1126/science.aah4115
West et al. 2017 Nature Medicine doi: 10.1038/nm.4307

Cancer Research UK and Arthritis Research UK are inviting applications to a new funding scheme – the Immunology Innovation Award – which aims to catalyse new multidisciplinary collaborations across disease areas. In this guest blog, they tell us more about the innovative design of this scheme and how you can get involved.

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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