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Immunology News - November 2020

In the end-of-year issue of Immunology News, we show you what to look forward to in our upcoming two-day virtual conference, 'Connecting immunology in the time of COVID-19', highlighting the cutting-edge sessions and virtual networking opportunities.

Additionally, we hear from Dr Nigel Francis, the winner of our 2020 Teaching Excellence Award, and we update you on the work of our Immunology and COVID-19 taskforce, including the latest report on the ageing immune system, and on the launch of the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium, which the BSI is proud to support.

We also introduce you to the brilliant Regional Editors of our new Open Access journal, Immunotherapy Advances.

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Immunology Teaching Excellence Award

We’re pleased to announce the winner of our 2020 Immunology Teaching Excellence Award, Dr Nigel Francis. Here, we ask Nigel about his work and his ideas for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New BSI COVID-19 immunology report: The ageing immune system and COVID-19

We discuss the findings of the BSI’s new report ‘The ageing immune system and COVID-19’ and explain its importance, both for the BSI’s mission and for optimising patient care, treatment and vaccine approaches.

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Policy update: Brexit spotlight

Our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Matthew Gibbard, reviews the current political situation around Brexit and reminds us of key moments and decisions in the UK’s negotiations with the European Union.

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Connecting on Coronavirus

We provide you with a brief update on what we’ve been doing over the past few months to support you and to feed into public discussion around COVID-19.

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Meet the Regional Editors of Immunotherapy Advances

This article introduces the Regional Editors of our brand new journal Immunotherapy Advances, looking into their areas of expertise, careers and the research they hope to see in the new journal.

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UK-CIC website is launched!

We highlight some of the key features of the new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) website and provide a look at what’s to come.

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