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Immunology News - March 2022

In the first Immunology News edition of 2022, you can hear about an important project to diversify the immunology curricula at universities, the reflections of our former BSI Congress Secretary, Professor Gary Entrican, and how the BSI East Anglia Regional Group engaged with the public about vaccines at the Norwich Science Festival.

We also update you on the latest Society news including our annual BSI committee elections, the launch of our brand-new Open Access journal, Discovery Immunology, and a recap of our highlights from BSI Congress 2021.

You can also catch up on our work supporting the UK Covid Vaccine Research Hub and the CARINA Network, as well as enjoying a selection of interviews from inspiring women in immunology.

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BSI committees: have a say in your Society

Learn more about why your vote counts in our upcoming committee elections.

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Decolonising the immunology curriculum: starting to interrogate structural inequalities in science

Dr Bronwen Burton and Dr Caroline McKinnon discuss the key learnings from their work diversifying the biomedical curricula at the University of Bristol, supported by a BSI grant.

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The road to getting published

Senior Editors from Discovery Immunology provide tips on how to approach each stage in the publishing process, from writing your manuscript to peer review through to promoting your published paper.

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New BSI journal: Discovery Immunology

We’re delighted to introduce our new fully Open Access journal for new discoveries in cellular and molecular immunology. Find out about the journal’s scope, mission and world-leading editorial team.

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Reflections on my time as BSI Congress Secretary

Former BSI Congress Secretary, Professor Gary Entrican, looks back at his time in the role and shares his learnings from leading on two Congresses and one virtual conference during the pandemic.

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The CARINA Network: a new interdisciplinary research network on the immunology of ageing

BSI Research Partnership Manager, Ben Wilcock, tells us about the recently-launched CARINA Network, an innovative initiative bringing together researchers to tackle key questions on the immunology of ageing.

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Keeping pace in the race for information: the UK Covid Vaccine Research Hub

Find out more about our new website for research undertaken in the UK on vaccines for COVID-19, funded by UKRI, which aims to champion the immense contribution of UK researchers to COVID-19 vaccine research.

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BSI East Anglia Regional Group at the Norwich Science Festival

BSI East Anglia Regional Group shares their recent experience engaging with the public about vaccines at the Norwich Science Festival.

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Professor Jacob B Natvig 1934 – 2021

The BSI was saddened to learn about the recent death of Professor Jacob B Natvig, former President of the International Union of Immunological Societies and one of the founders of Scandinavian Journal of Immunology.

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