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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

The latest annual report on Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics for England, was published by NHS Digital on 20 September.  This blog delves into the data to discuss what implications this has for us.

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: Diaz-Muñoz et al. 2017 Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00454-2Gilbert et al. 2017 Science Advances DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1700898Sousa et al. 2017 Peptides DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peptides.2017.07.013

The 2017 British Society for Immunology Congress takes place in t Brighton on 4–7 December 2017. To whet your appetite, we’ve come up with six reasons why you should join us there.

Last year the Government announced its plans to develop an Industrial Strategy which would define leading sector areas that can increase productivity and drive growth across the country. The life sciences sector was identified as one of five sectors of key strategic importance to the national economy and will be the focus of a sector deal. To recognise the full capabilities of the sector, the Government commissioned the publication of a Life Science Industrial Strategy to recommend how to utilise existing strengths to boost economic growth while bringing increased benefit to patients. 

The BSI recently funded a Communicating Immunology Grant to BSI member Alice Halliday to produce a film about tuberculosis (TB). Here, Alice tells us more about the global issues surrounding TB and the work her team are doing to improve knowledge and awareness around this issue in London communities. 

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