Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics SAC

Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (H&I) is the study of matching donor organs, cells and tissue for transplantation e.g., kidney, heart, islets and bone marrow transplantation. H&I scientists make sure that the transplanted organs and cells are suitable for the recipient, to lessen the chances of the transplant being rejected. H&I scientists also analyse the specific genes that are involved in certain diseases e.g., Coeliac Disease and HLA-DQ genes. 

There are no vacancies on the current committee, however if you are interested in finding out more about what we do, please contact the Chair via the Governance and Committee Services Officer.

We are particularly keen to hear from SAS doctors within the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics specialty who may be interested in joining the SAC in the future

Chair: Dr David Turner

Committee Members


Our July 2022 Bulletin celebrates the history and achievements of some of our pathology specialties. The review by David Turner and Ann-Margaret Little and colleagues on behalf of the College’s Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), celebrates the key achievements of the specialty and looks to an exciting future ahead as technology develops.