International Journal of Immunogenetics

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Edited By: P.J. Travers

Impact Factor: 1.247

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 131/148 (Immunology); 139/167 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1744-313X

Society Information

The British Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (BSHI) was formed in 1989 following widespread expression of support for a formal professional body to represent workers in the field. It has a membership of over 450 which includes Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Scientists, Physicians, Surgeons, Researchers and Academics throughout the UK. There are BSHI members in all the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics laboratories in the UK and Ireland and many Europoean laboratories.

BSHI objectives

The main objectives of BSHI are:

  • To promote as widely as possible service and research activity in H&I, especially in the fields of transplantation and disease susceptibility.

  • To promote and maintain the highest possible professional standards in H&I.

  • To establish and promote formally recognised training in all theoretical and practical aspects of H&I.

  • To promote the interests of members by representation on the accreditation bodies that monitor working practices and conditions including emergency duty, job descriptions, adequate staffing levels and career structures.

The Society holds an annual three-day scientific meeting, which is enthusiastically supported by the membership and commercial companies.