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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.

Discover images and stories from a wide range of vaccine researchers, as we look at a day in their life.

Dr Divya Shah has been a Trustee on the BSI Board since 2018. She applied for the position to broaden her knowledge of the Society's activities, advance our mission to support early career researchers and promote equal opportunities in immunology. Here, she shares her reflections from her term so far and encourages BSI members to considering applying in the current committee nominations.

Over the next few months, we're launching several projects to highlight the importance of vaccination in improving global public health. Discover how we're representing the voice of researchers who work on vaccines and how BSI members can get involved.

The Houses of Parliament

As part of our mission to represent our members and ensure the best deal for science whatever the eventual outcome of Brexit, we have been busy over the past year advocating for a number of positions across the policy areas of R&D funding and immigration reform.

With the General Election fast approaching, last week the Royal Society hosted a joint hustings event for representatives from the political parties to answer questions on science and engineering. Our Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Matthew Gibbard, discusses the key talking points. 

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