NPG Video: Immunology of the Lung

SMI Board of Councilor, Peter Openshaw, MD, PhD has collaborated with Nature Publishing Group to produce an animated video on lung immunology. Our lungs bring in vital oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. But they’re also an important immune site. They filter the air we breathe, repulsing invaders and repairing injury. But sometimes these powerful […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

External Programs Committee to Host Symposia at IMMUNOLOGY2015

SMI’s External Programs Committee organizes symposia at major immunology meetings around the world. Here is the program for SMI’s Symposium at IMMUNOLOGY2015™ in New Orleans on Sunday May 10, 2015.

Unique Lymphocyte Populations at Mucosal Surfaces

10:15-10:45 am: Control of Mucosal Th17 Cell Homeostasis – Ivaylo Ivanvo, PhD, Columbia University

10:45-11:15 am: DN TCRab+ IEL: Mix and […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

American Hospital Association (AHA) Responds to US Ebola Outbreak

In response to the Ebola public health emergency, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers. This package contains information that the American Hospital Association believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now.

In a press briefing on October 13, Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

Precision Microbiome Restores Bile Acid Resistance to Clostridium Difficile

Precision Microbiome Reconstitution Restores Bile Acid Mediated Resistance to Clostridium Difficile

Buffie CG, Bucci V, Stein RR, McKenney PT, Ling L, Gobourne A, No D, Liu H, Kinnebrew M, Viale A, Littmann E, van den Brink MR, Jenq RR, Taur Y, Sander C, Cross J, Toussaint NC, Xavier JB, Pamer EG.

Nature. 2014 Oct 22. doi: […]

An Update on SMI Member Ruslan Medzhitov

In 2012 the SMI Board nominated SMI member Ruslan Medzhitov for the inaugural Else Kröner Fresenius Immunology Award. A scientific jury organized by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) considered 45 nominees and selected Dr. Medzhitov for his pioneering contributions to understanding innate immunity. A news story published in Lancet in 2013 tells […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

EMIG 2014 Poster Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to Isabella Dotti (IDIBAPS, Barcelona) and Lars Vereecke (Ghent University, Ghent). They each received a European Mucosal Immunology Group (EMIG) 2014 poster prize sponsored by Nature Publishing Group and the SMI consisting of $200 and 1 year of membership in the SMI.

Congratulations Isabella and Lars!


By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

SMI’s First President Awarded for Service at UAB

SMI’s first president was Jiri Mestecky, MD, PhD, serving from 1987-1989 has spent the past 45 years at UAB investigating the structure, biosynthesis and function of human and animal immunoglobuilin A (IgA) and immune responses. He also was among the first scientists to develop reliable assays for the measurement of mucosal HIV immune responses, […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

Announcing the ICMI 2015 Programming Committee

The ICMI 2015 International Planning Committee is charged with the development of the scientific program including selecting the topics, speakers, and chairs for the scientific sessions and decided on the overall direction of the meeting.

By |September 10th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

The Unprecedented Ebola Outbreak of 2014

The Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014 centered in West Africa is the most extensive outbreak yet of this viral hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate (60-90% in most previous outbreaks). On August 8, the WHO declared the 2014 outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The unprecedented 2014 Ebola outbreak […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments

Attention Young Investigators: ICMI 2015 Award Opportunities

SMI is proud to support young scientists in the field of mucosal immunology and will provide up to 40 travel awards for the upcoming ICMI congress. Travel awards will range from $500-$1,000 and will be given to young investigators who submit the highest scoring abstracts. Eligible travel award participants must be under the age […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News||0 Comments