Each year the ISI present an award to an outstanding Irish immunologist in recognition of their major contribution to the understanding of immunology and health improvement.


The award, which alternates between an immunologist based in Ireland and an Irish immunologist based abroad, is presented to the recipient at the beginning of their public lecture.


The annual public lecture also marks part of the ISI’s contribution to the European Day of Immunology, as organized by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS).


The annual public lecture, as organised by the ISI, is given under the auspices of an ISI/Irish Times lecture. Each year, presentation of recipient with the ISI Public Lecture Award Medal, is followed by a lecture by recipient and a Q&A session hosted by Dr. Claire O’Connell (Irish Times).