BSI Communicating Immunology grant
November 2017: A 'Communicating Immunology' grant has been awarded to Iris Mair, David Taggart, Julia Dorin and Donald Davidson by the British Society for Immunology to develop new Science Festival activities with the theme of 'Denny and the T team fight cancer'.
With the help of the BSI Communicating Immunology grant awarded to Iris Mair and colleagues, new outreach activities will be developed and delivered within workshops at Science Festivals and at schools. Children will follow Denny the Dendritic cell through animated videos and lively hands-on activities, to gain a basic understanding of the immune system and learn how fascinating and enjoyable immunology can be.
The newly designed activities centre around Cancer Immunology and help explain how the cells in our body can recognise and eliminate both infections and cancer cells.