Welcome to the Society for Natural Immunity (SNI)

Welcome to the Society for Natural Immunity (SNI), your gateway to the world of Natural Killer cells and natural immunity. Since our establishment in 1989, we’ve been at the forefront of advancing knowledge in this critical field, bringing together a global community of scientists, clinicians, and enthusiasts dedicated to understanding and harnessing the power of our body’s natural defences.

At SNI, we’re not just about research; we’re about translating that research into practical applications that can improve healthcare outcomes globally. Through our annual meetings and clinical workshops, we promote dialogue, collaboration, and innovation in the study of Natural Killer cells. We’re also committed to fostering the next generation of scientists, offering opportunities for young researchers to gain exposure and recognition in the field.

Join us on our journey as we explore the wonders of natural immunity and work towards a healthier future. Discover more about our work, delve into our rich history, meet our esteemed council, and find out how you can get involved. Welcome to the SNI community


The Society for Natural Immunity (SNI) has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1989 by Ron Herberman. Our first meeting took place in 1992 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Over the years, SNI has grown into a globally recognised authority in the field of Natural Killer cells and natural immunity. Our journey is a testament to the countless scientists, clinicians, and enthusiasts who have dedicated their efforts to our mission.

Mission and Purpose

The mission of SNI is to deepen the understanding of Natural Killer cells and natural immunity. We strive to create a collaborative space where researchers and clinicians can exchange ideas, share findings, and translate this knowledge into clinical practice. Through our annual meetings and symposia, we bring together a global community that is passionate about exploring and advancing the field of natural immunity.

SNI Council

The SNI Council governs our society, setting our strategic direction and ensuring we adhere to our mission. The Council is comprised of a diverse group of experts from around the globe, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of natural immunity. Including all past and present presidents, the Council provides consistent leadership and a strategic vision for SNI.

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SNI Presidents

The presidents of SNI, both past and present, have made significant contributions to the growth and success of the society. Their vision, leadership, and unwavering dedication have helped shape SNI and continue to guide its trajectory. We extend our deepest gratitude to our past presidents for their invaluable contributions and eagerly anticipate the leadership of our current and future presidents.

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