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BSI South Wales Immunology Group members, Dr Becky Aicheler and Dr Simone Cuff, talk about their experience at the Swansea Science Festival in the first case study of our new Vaccine engagement starts...' series.

Research published in our official journal Immunotherapy Advances has shown that vitamin D replacement enhances antigen-specific immunity in older adults. In this Q&A, Corresponding Author Dr Emma Chambers discusses these recent findings and the wider implications for improving the health-span of the UK’s aging population.

BSI member Dr Stephanie Longet talks to us about her experience of taking part in the I'm a Scientist Health Zone, an online platform that allows students to live-chat with scientists. Stephanie also shares how she found the I'm a Scientist Academy, an exclusive public engagement course.

An interview with Dr Matt Morgan on why it's important for us all to engage in public conversations about COVID-19 vaccination

Discover how the BSI is addressing vaccine hesitancy, listening to public concerns and providing reliable evidence-based information to help everyone make informed decisions about vaccines and their health. Find out how you can join us in raising the voice of the immunology community on this topic.

With only a few days left until our first two-day virtual scientific conference, ‘Connecting immunology in the time of COVID-19’, we want to make sure that everyone can make the most of the fantastic programme and virtual networking opportunities we have planned. Here’s all the information you need to help make your conference experience as seamless as possible.

A summary of what we do and don't know about how COVID-19 affects older people.

We address a common vaccine concern about the ingredients found in a vaccine.

Your questions around COVID-19 and B cells answered by Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters following the Connecting on Coronavirus webinar.

As the end of the Brexit process approaches, the UK is moving towards having a newly reformed immigration system. With the Government's renewed focus on science and research, BSI Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Matthew Gibbard, discusses what this could mean for immunologists.

We take a detailed look at what the different COVID-19 tests can and can’t tell us and what that means for you.

Research funding

Funding from medical research charities has been severely affected due to the COVID-19 crisis, which will have serious consequences in the vital work our members carry out. In this blog, our CEO, Dr Doug Brown, discusses why the BSI supports the medical research charity sector.

Immune system

We explain some key words in vaccine immunology and the interesting histories behind them, as part of our Celebrate Vaccines initiative.

A summary of what we do and don't know about the immunology of infection with the new Coronavirus.

Your questions around COVID-19 immunity answered by Dr Ryan Thwaites following the Connecting on Coronavirus webinar.

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