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Doug Brown, new Chief Executive of BSI

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Doug Brown as the new Chief Executive of the British Society for Immunology.

The new edition of Immunology News, the British Society for Immunology's magazine, is now available for members to read for free in the members' area of our website. 

The Houses of Parliament

The BSI has responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into  'An immigration system that works for science and innovation'.

Immunology in the news

The Home Office has published statistics on the number of animals used in research in 2017.

BSI Trustee and Public Engagement Secretary Professor Sheena Cruickshank was profiled in this week’s The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4. 

On the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom Primary Immunodeficiency (UKPID) Registry, the publication of their Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) report offers the most comprehensive view to date of this small but significant group of UK patients. This report, published in Clinical & Experimental Immunology, provides valuable information on PID in the UK, especially regarding delays to diagnosis. The longer it takes for a patient to be diagnosed, the less well the patient may do in the long-term, so this information is key in helping patients in the future.

Shillitoe et al. 2018 The United Kingdom Primary Immune Deficiency (UKPID) registry 2012 to 2017. Clinical & Experimental Immunology


Parliamentary Links Day is an annual event which brings together scientists, learned societies and members of parliament at Portcullis House in Westminster. The theme of this year's event was ‘Science and the Industrial Strategy’.

BSI Policy Manager Shannon Lacombe, reports on our recent trip to China to meet with representatives from the Chinese Society for Immunology and on our ongoing partnership and plans to strengthen links. 

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 of the past few weeks.

Includes Härtlova et al. 2018 The EMBO Journal DOI:; Tungatt et al. 2018 Plos Pathogens DOI:; Harper et al. 2018 PNAS DOI: 



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