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Immunology News - March 2019

In the first issue of Immunology News of the year, you will meet new board members and learn how you can elect representatives at this year's elections opening on 2 April. You will also find out what to look forward to in our 2019 Congress taking place in Liverpool on 2–5 December. This new issue features an interview with Martin Raff, author of one of the stand-out papers of our official journal Immunology. Additionally, it takes a look into how the media and scientists can work together to ensure evidence-based stories with the BSA media fellowship and how the BSI is representing immunology with the Connect Immune Research parliamentary event.

And much more!

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Connect Immune Research: parliamentary event

On 26 November, the BSI, in partnership with the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF, MS Society and Versus Arthritis, hosted a parliamentary event to raise awareness into autoimmune conditions.

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Martin Raff

Hats off to Immunology: An Interview with Martin Raff

An interview with Professor Martin Raff on his seminal paper outlining how his research into lymphocytes led to his successful identification of Thy-1 as the marker for T cells.

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Join us at the BSI Congress 2019 in Liverpool

We’re looking forward to the end of the year and our much anticipated Congress 2019, taking place in Liverpool on 2–5 December. Here, our Congress Secretary, Gary Entrican, takes you through some of the highlights that you can expect and why you should get involved. 

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Join a BSI committee and make a difference for immunology!

Elections for various positions on the BSI’s committees, including on our Board of Trustees and our policymaking Forum, will open on 2 April. This is a fantastic opportunity for members to get involved in the work of the Society and make a real difference to immunology in the UK.

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New BSI Board members

Our Board of Trustees is crucial to our work as they are responsible for overseeing our business activities and ensuring the Society is well-run, financially sound and that it meets its charitable aims and objectives. We were delighted to welcome three new Trustees to the Board in January.

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BSA Media Fellowship: inner workings of the science news

As an immunologist, I have always had a strong personal interest in how the media can shape a national or global conversation around topics such as vaccination, disease outbreaks or immunotherapy breakthroughs.

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