Immunology Learning Tools
Kudos to the British Society for Immunology and their online resource BiteSized Immunology, designed to provide a comprehensive guide to the immune system, yet approaching the topic via punchy, easy-to-digest, entries that outline major learning points. You can search by keyword, and access/download the content in a variety of formats – as well as via graphical interface, or flexible menu system. The content is especially suitable for biomedical undergraduates, but should appeal to advanced school students and others coming to the field of immunology for the first time.
Congratulations, as well, for the the BSI's collaboration with the Spanish Society for Immunology (SEI) to make BiteSized Immunology available to read and download in Spanish, thus allowing an even wider audience of bioscience students around the globe access to the resource.
Immunology teaching resource: Meet the Weapons of Microscopic Destruction!
EFIS is delighted to share this excellent resource developed by the Babraham Institute, UK, which has brought the immune system to life in its short animated immunology video now available in English, French, Spanish, German and Arabic. The video introduces the immune army and how the key cells of the immune system work together to keep us fit and healthy. Suitable for students from 14 years and older, in addition to bringing the immune system to life using animation, the video features Babraham Institute researchers explaining how discoveries resulting from the Institute’s immunological research programme have helped advance our understanding of how the immune system works with important applications for healthcare and in an ageing population.
The Babraham Institute gratefully acknowledges the support of a Communicating Immunology Grant from the British Society of Immunology which enabled the video translations.
Check out our interactive website about the immune system!
In the beginning, we published the book “Your Amazing Immune System – How It Protects Your Body” as pdf or hard copy in different languages. Now, we offer you an educational web adaptation of the book, with quizzes and games, printable content and further info.
And our web exhibition!
The story told throughout the visuals is the story of a never-ending fight between the good ones, our white cells, and the bad ones, the viruses, bacteria, parasites and so on. If the immune system doesn’t win each time, hopefully there are immunologists to help. This is the morality of this virtual exhibition. The idea of this project came from the fact that research institutes produce incredible images and videos of what is going on inside our body (eg. a macrophage cell swallowing bacteria).
As well as our short film!
One of our PR activities was the launch of a competition for the best short film concept, depicting the importance of immunology. Short films feature provocative and entertaining stories which spark debate in less than 10 minutes. Thus, a message is delivered that inspires an audience to learn more about a subject. EFIS supported the production of the short film "The Immunology Knight", the winning proposal by young director Luca Sabbioni from Italy. The EFIS board and the director welcome everyone to use the clip for other promotional activities on immunology. Bring immunological awareness to the public in your country, maybe even as an opener to cinemas, short film or science festivals!