The Day of Immunology 2021


29th April is the Day of Immunology, this year Immunopaedia Ambassadors in collaboration with the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), young EFIS and the International Union of Immunological Societies took part in a visual campaign celebrating and the day of immunology.

These videos covered various themes discussed below.

Immunology is a very vast field and many of us conduct research in this field for different reasons. If asked: What does immunology mean to you? What would you say? Watch videos by Immunopaedia ambassadors that highlight how immunology is a tool for understanding diseases and improving health, while others discussed how many different cells work together to prevent the development of diseases.

Christian Barreto Vargas

Doudou Georges Massar Niang

Kenneth Omollo

Margaret Japhet

Ranjeet Singh Mahla

Rebecca Chukwuanukwu


What do you think the important contribution of immunology to human health is? Immunological research has contributed to a multitude of advances in human health. The development of vaccines has averted multiple deaths globally, and it’s health impact is second only to improved water and sanitation. Watch videos highlighting why vaccines and immunotherapy are important contributions to human health

Juan Carlos Balandran 

Lorraine Pfavayi

Mahla Ranjeet Singh


Mariana Rivera Patron

Rebecca Chukwuanukwu


The COVID-19 pandemic has effected all of us in different ways, Ranjeet Singh Mahla highlights the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on immunology research and management of other diseases. Particularly the diversion of resources for the diagnosis, treatment & research efforts for other diseases e.g. #TB, #cardiovascular disease, cancer etc.

Do you have a favourite immune cells? How would you describe this cell to your none-immunologists peers or children? Some of us like, Amy Monaco and a  do have favourite cells, and in some case focus our whole immunology career on that cell.

Amy Monaco

Ranjeet  Singh Mahl


International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation