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In Memoriam Avrion Mitchison: gathering recollections from BSI members

Avrion Mitchison

The BSI was saddened to learn about the recent death of Professor Avrion Mitchison FRS. He made significant contributions to the field over decades and was a valued colleague and mentor to many in our community. He also played an integral role in the launch of the British Society for Immunology and was one of our founding members.  We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

We are inviting BSI members, colleagues, and peers to share their stories and recollections of Professor Mitchison. These memories will be compiled into a piece to remember and celebrate his life and legacy.

If you would like to share any fond memories you have of working with or knowing him, and the positive impact he had on your researcher, your career or your life, please email An extended obituary for Professor Mitchison will be published in the Society’s magazine, Immunology News.

You can watch a collection of interviews about his life and career in this YouTube playlist from Web of Stories

Please note, the printed issue of Immunology News March 2023 will include recollections received up to 16 February 2023, but we will continue to accept new contributions after that date solely for online publication on the BSI website.