The Finnish Society for Immunology (FSI) is a society that brings together Finnish immunologists, i.e. scientists who research immunology. In 2016, FSI had approximately 280 members.
The Finnish Society for Immunology belongs to the Scandinavian Society for Immunology (SSI), and therefore to the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). FSI operates under the Council of Finnish Academies as the Finnish National Committee of Immunology. It represents Finnish expertise on immunology on international and Scandinavian forums.
Immunology is a field of science that studies the immune system and its functions. The role of the immune system is to maintain the body's resistance against various pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and the body's own modified cells). As a science, immunology is networked with various other fields of science, and immunologists represent different types of competence from biological basic research to expertise on immune system disorders encountered in clinical practice.