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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.

Find out more about the new BSI careers survey, the rationale behind it and how we hope it will inform our work.

Medical student Charlotte Grant received a British Society for Immunology Summer Placement Grant to fund her medical elective to The Gambia, working in the MRC Unit on tuberculosis research.  Here, she tells us about the experience.

Tuberculosis

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: Villiani et al. 2017, Science doi: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6335/eaah4573, McCulloch et al. 2017, Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms15051, Schnettger et al. 2017, Cell Host and Microbe doi 10.1016/j.chom.2017.04.004 

In this guest blog, Dr Bryan Charleston, the new Director of The Pirbright Institute, tells us about their work and the steps The Pirbright Institute is taking to ensure they maintain their reputation as a world leading centre for preventing and controlling viral diseases of livestock.

The BSI has published a policy briefing on immunodeficiency, a class of disorders that impair the immune system’s ability to mount an appropriate defence.

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.

Our Chief Executive Jo Revill recently travelled to Brussels as part of a UK delegation to discover more about the European Research & Innovation programme. Here, she tells us more about her trip and how it applies to our work.

To mark our 60th anniversary, we launched our 60 objects project, highlighting key items and discovery that have influenced the history of immunology.  Here, we announce your choice for the most influential items. 

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: Igetei et al. 2017 Immunology doi: 10.1111/imm.12711

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor.

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.

December marked the BSI’s Annual Congress, this year hosted in collaboration with the Dutch Society of Immunology (NVVI) in Liverpool. This joint conference was further evidence that immunology is a truly collaborative science with internationalism at its heart.

The January issue of the BSI’s official journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology is a special issue on immunosenescence, containing a fascinating set of review articles summarising our current knowledge in this area and what we still need to find out.  Here, BSI member Dr Natalie Riddell, Lecturer in Immunology, University of Surrey, discusses the key papers highlighted in this issue.

Includes (all Clinical & Experimental Immunology): Montgomery RR 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12863, Arnold N & Messaoudi I 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12809, Weinberger B 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12822, Kim C et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12829, Frasca D et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12824, Dunn-Walters DK 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12700, Akbar AN 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12876, Fulop T et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12836, Boe DM et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12881, Masters AR et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12851, Hurez V et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12875, Nasi M et al. 2016 doi:10.1111/cei.12814

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