About us


The International Society of Fish and Shellfish Immunology (ISFSI) was established to unite scientists from around the globe researching all facets of immunology in aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates. As outlined in its Constitution, the primary objectives of ISFSI are:

  • Organize international cooperation in aquatic immunology and promote communication between the various branches of aquatic immunology and allied subjects.
  • To encourage cooperation within the academic scientific organizations and between the relevant industries that represent the interests of aquatic immunology.
  • To contribute to the advancement of aquatic immunology in all its aspects.
  • To encourage and promote the central values and objectives of studying and functionally applying aquatic immunological knowledge among the new generations.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

The International Society for Fish and Shellfish Immunology recognizes that all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic background, and sexual orientation, are invaluable members of our scientific community and enrich our perspectives. As such, our Society is committed to actively advocating and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that foster a welcoming culture that listens to and amplifies all our members’ voices and inspires and retains the next generation of scientists in our field.