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Immunology News - June 2019

The summer edition of Immunology News features our new regular update on our policy and public affairs work, including the launch of our Parliamentary Questions Programme. It also presents the new BSI committee members and highlights recent achievements of the BSI Forum. We hear from Tomas Castro, past Bright Sparks winner, on his work on IgG-mediated inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis, and Mihil Patel, one of our Editorial Board members, on the challenges and benefits of moving from academia to industry. Additionally, we have further details on the BSI Congress taking place in Liverpool on 2–5 December, such as plenary sessions and key dates!

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An introduction to the British Society for Immunology Forum

Ann Ager, Chair of Forum and Trustee, discusses the role of the BSI Forum and its recent achievements.

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Antibodies pull the trIgGer in ulcerative colitis

The winner of our Bright Sparks PhD session at the BSI Congress in 2017, Tomas Castro, tells us more about his research on unravelling the role of IgG-mediated inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis. 

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The Houses of Parliament

BSI policy work update

Welcome to our new regular update on the BSI’s policy and public affairs work.

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Set your alarm – adjusting to life in industry

BSI member, Mihil Patel, talks about his transition from working in academia to industry and what he’s learnt as a result. 

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BSI & NCRI announce new partnership

Our new partnership with the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) to bring our two communities together to drive collaborations to address current challenges in immunotherapy through a series of joint initiatives.

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The value of asking questions: the BSI Parliamentary Questions Programme

As part of our Policy and Public Affairs Plan, we have launched an ambitious Parliamentary Questions Programme designed to raise the profile of both the issues we campaign on and the BSI itself within Parliament, Government and the wider policymaking sphere.

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