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Immunology News - November 2017

November's issue of Immunology News takes a look at careers in immunology, reporting on the findings of our recent project to map immunology careers.  We also have a focus on vaccines with articles from the Medical Research Council about their new Vaccine Networks and how they hope they will boost research in this area.  Additionally, we have a round up of all recent Society news, including a look forward to our Congress and an update on our vaccine ambassador project. 

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Careers in immunology

This feature article summarises the findings from our report on careers in immunology, mapping the landscape of the immunology workforce in the UK and informing our future strategy to provide targeted support and guidance for our members. 

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The Network effect: promoting collaborative research

This article from the MRC discusses the rationale behind the established of the new Vaccine Networks and what these Networks hope to achieve.

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A day in the life of … a clinical immunology trainee

Stephen Boag discusses the work carried out by clinical immunology trainees. 

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Peter Openshaw

Vaccines are vital

More than 200 years on from the discovery of the first vaccine against smallpox, Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London and President of the British Society for Immunology, says we cannot afford to be complacent about vaccines.

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BSI Congress 2017

With the BSI Congress round the corner, this article details some of the highlights that you can look forward to. 

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BSI Vaccine Ambassador Scheme: herd immunity for your community

The BSI has launched a Vaccine Ambassador Scheme to help our members engage with their communities to deliver evidenced based information on vaccines

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