Happy Day of Immunology 2013
The 29 April was World Day of Immunology 2013, the British Society for Immunology hopes you all had an immunology filled day! If you want to continue to share your knowledge with family and friends -you can find excellent free tools to explain the immune system, and keep posted on who did what and where it was celebrated on www.dayofimmunology.org
Want to learn more about the immune system but don’t know where to start? Then try Your Amazing Immune System
. This illustrated book provides a comprehensive guide to the what, where and how of the immune system. From vaccinations to allergies and arthritis, this book covers all the basics in a fun and informative way. For more information and to request a free copy of this book, click here
. This book is also available in an interactive digital format at – Interactive Immunity
Bite-Sized Immunology: Back with added Bite...
We are delighted to announce that our free immunology resource Bite-Sized Immunology has now been relaunched with updated functionality and lots of new content. It offers a quick and easy route to understanding the detailed workings of the immune system that is ideal for science undergraduates, or indeed anyone with a curious mind. We are grateful to our many volunteer authors who have made this enterprise possible. Find-out more here
World Malaria Day: 25 April 2013
The 25 April was World Malaria Day 2013
. It carried the strapline “invest in the future: defeat malaria”, urging that we avoid being complacent about the significant progress made in controlling the disease in recent years and address the lack of funding that threatens continued advancement.
To mark the Day, we launched a dedicated page of malaria-related educational resources for schools
; the perfect partner to our malaria Bite-sized Immunology article
. The new page, which will continue to be developed, features a downloadable poster providing a concise and visual introduction to malaria, covering everything from causes through to treatment. Also featured is our list of indispensable malaria educational resources.
BSI Summer School 2013 – Travel Awards
As the BSI Summer Schools may provide a career-shaping first step into the field of immunology for those who are yet to make its acquaintance, we are particularly keen to support those might benefit from such an opportunity. To this end, we are making a limited number of bursaries available to those BSI members who, although not currently active in the field of immunology, are either anticipating closer involvement – or to renew a previous interest.
Applications will be assessed competitively on the basis of how clearly the applicant communicates the anticipated contribution of the Summer School to their future development.
To download an application form click here
Bursaries up to the value of £400 will be awarded, and applications must be received by 30 June 2013
The British Society for Immunology (BSI) actively promotes and supports excellence in research, scholarship and clinical practice in Immunology for the benefit of human and animal health and welfare. It seeks to help British Immunology accomplish the highest possible goals.
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