President's comment: EU Referendum

World mapIn response to the referendum result of the UK to leave the European Union, the British Society for Immunology has released a comment from our President, Professor Peter Openshaw.  
"Immunology is a global science; it shares with other branches of science an in-built internationalism that must continue to thrive, whatever the political climate ... The BSI will continue to work with funders and decision makers to ensure that these enormously valuable international collaborations continue to shape the future of bioscience and medicine.” 

To read the full comment click here

Call for Trustees

The BSI is looking for dynamic individuals with skills in law, education, or (biotech/pharma) industry. We are looking to co-opt two non-immunologist trustees, who have skills in these particular areas.

We invite applications from those who will contribute, challenge and influence our work as a charity. You will need to have a strong track record, a reputation for integrity and an interest and awareness of policy and the funding of science. We will consider applications from those with or without prior knowledge of immunology. Click here for more information.


BSI response to paper on Zika vaccine trials in mice

The BSI has released a statement in response to a new paper published in Nature reporting the trial results of two types of vaccine against the Zika virus in mice.  You can read the full statement, from the BSI's Presdient Professor Peter Openshaw, here
The BSI was quoted in the BBC News Online report on this research. 
Image credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


Celebratory fireworks The 2015 Impact Factors have been released, and we are delighted to say that both of our journals' IFs have increased! We are particularly encouraged by the performance of Immunology, as this marks its sixth consecutive rise and sees it finally break into the '4's.

Clinical and Experimental Immunology 2015 Impact Factor: 3.148
Immunology 2015 Impact Factor: 4.078
These figures are a testament to the constant hard work of the Editors-in-chief, their associate editors, and the journals teams at both the BSI and Wiley. We must also credit our authors and readers, whose devotion to the field of immunology and interest in our journals is vital to their rude health.

May the upward trajectory continue!

BSI publish new report celebrating the internationalism of immunology

Immunology: an international life saving science
The UK ranks first amongst the G7 for the quality of its research in infection and immunology, a fact that is in no small part due to the numerous global links and relationships that support world-class immunological research in our institutions.
Our new report ‘Immunology: a global, life-saving science’ highlights why these issues matter and makes a number of recommendations that can help ensure UK immunology continues to flourish on the international stage.

International Congress of Immunology 2016 / International Veterinary Immunology Symposium

International Congress of Immunology is taking place in Melbourne, Australia between 21-26 August 2016.  International Veterinary Immunology Symposium is taking place on the Gold Coast Australia between 16 - 19 August 2016. Registration is now open for what promises to be two fantastic meetings. Visit or for more details.

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