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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. 

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. 

The British Society for Immunology Congress – where immunologists from the UK and abroad come together to share, learn and reflect on great scientific research. The Thursday lunchtime focused on a topic high on the current national agenda – Brexit. Here we review the energetic debate which featured local Labour MP, Peter Kyle and Deputy Director of CaSE, Naomi Weir. 

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: Legut et al 2017 Blood DOI: https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2017-05-787598; Jeffery et al 2017 Journal of Autoimmunity DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaut.2017.10.001; Kishore et al 2017 Immunity  DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2017.10.017

In this article from the November issue of Immunology News, Martin Broadstock from the MRC discusses the rationale behind their new Vaccine Networks and what they hope to achieve through this new initiative. 

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:  Osbourn et al. 2017 Immunity 47 739–751 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2017.09.015Gray et al. 2017 Thorax  DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210134Fernandez et al. 2017 Nature Immunology DOI: 10.1038/ni.3849

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