This briefing note provides a rapid review of current research on the long-term immunological health consequences of COVID-19. It also sets out key recommendations to help understand what SARS-CoV-2 and our immune response to it does to our health over the long term in a range of individuals, from asymptomatic to severe cases.
We have joined forces with the Academy of Medical Sciences to publish a new expert summary, which rapidly reviews current COVID-19 immunology research and identifies urgent research priorities. The paper reviews what we know about COVID-19 from immunology research and highlights knowledge gaps that could hamper efforts to get the pandemic under control.
This new report, part of the BSI's Celebrate Vaccines work, examines the leading contribution that the UK has made to vaccine research and how this had improved global public health. It takes a look at our past successes and where we need to focus resources in the future to ensure we can continue to develop new vaccines to protect against emerging infectious diseases.
The British Society for Immunology has conducted a careers mapping project focusing on the immunology workforce in the UK. This project was published in October 2017 and provides a snapshot of the current immunology workforce across multiple disciplines, providing a platform for further research and investigation. You can download the project report from the link below and find out further information from the careers review section of our website.
This is an exciting time for immunology. The discipline sits at the sharp end of research and innovation in the life sciences sector, with decades of investment and collaboration in basic research beginning to yield exciting new breakthroughs in critical disease areas. Our new report 'Immunology and the UK's life sciences industry' highlights the importance of immunology to this sector and makes recommendations for actions the government should take to support life sciences. This report formed our response to the government's industrial strategy Green Paper.
A report celebrating the 60th anniversary of the BSI highlighting selected areas of current immunological interest and identifying exciting new themes and trends.
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: an international, life-saving science highlights why these international influences matter and makes a number of recommendations that can help ensure UK immunology continues to flourish on the international stage.