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Read about how the BSI made a difference to the career of BSI Trustee Sheena Cruickshank.

Read about our first ever Parliamentary event on 'The Future of Immunology'

On 18 September, NHS Digital published their annual Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics. In this blog, we examine the data and discuss how we can improve on vaccine coverage across the UK. 

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To celebrate the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology going to cancer immunotherapy, we've put together a short collection of papers from our journals featuring recent studies on checkpoint inhibitors.

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: Stathapoulou et al.2018 Immunity DOI: https://doi.org/10/1016/j.immuni.2018.05.006; Metidji et al. 2018 Immunity DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2018.07.010; Szabady et al 2018 Journal of Clinical Investigation DOI: https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI96817

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’.

The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. In celebration of World Microbiome Day on 27 June, the British Society for Immunology and the Microbiology Society have collaborated to curate a freely-available collection of microbiome research and review articles published in our journals. This unique collaboration breaks traditional disciplinary boundaries, bringing together those within the microbiology and immunology communities who have shared interests in how the microbiota function.

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: https://doi.org/10.15252/embl.201798694; Tungatt et al. 2018 Plos Pathogens DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007017; Harper et al. 2018 PNAS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073.pnas.1803609115. 

 

PhD student Fane Mensah received a British Society for Immunology Summer Placement Award to fund his placement at the University of Melbourne.  Here, he d

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 Hawksworth et al. 2018 EMBO Molecular Medicine DOI: https://doi.org/10.15252/emmm.201708454; Ling et al. 2018 Science DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao4555; Rathbone et al. 2018 Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2018-317947 

To highlight the International Day of Immunology, on Friday 27 April the British Society for Immunology teamed up with Nature Research and the Francis Crick Institute to hold a panel discussion for a public audience on 'How the gut responds to microbes in health and disease'.

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 Miles et al. 2018 Journal of Clinical Investigation DOI: https://doi.org/10.1172/jci91512; Duggal et al. 2018 Aging Cell DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12750; Buchan et al. 2018 Clinical Cancer Research DOI: https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-3057

 

The MRC and BBSRC have recently set up five Vaccine Networks through their Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

We're marking International Women's Day by recognising some of the inspirational female scientists working in immunology. 

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