ASI 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

 

With 628 delegates, the ASI2017 conference in Brisbane truly exceeded everyone’s expectations. Highlights included Graham Mitchell’s life journey of an immunologist in “parasite paradise”, Lynn Corcoran’s inspiring Burnet Oration, the outstanding international and national speakers, lively poster discussions and an unforgettable Lafferty Debate.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, as well as the volunteer social media ambassadors and photographers, who helped us share ASI2017 with the world.

Congratulations to our Co-Chairs Antje Blumenthal and Kristen Radford for a hugely successful annual meeting, and thank you for the tireless efforts in organising such an enjoyable week for us all.

A big thank you again to all the members of the organising committee for their hard work: Matt Sweet, Denise Doolan, Margaret Jordan, Ray Steptoe, Michele Teng, Kate Stacey, Sumaira Hasnain, James Wells, John Miles, Charles Armitage, Danica Hickey, Stephen Mattarollo, Danielle Stanisic, Melanie Shakespear, Rhiannon Werder, Alejandro Lopez, Ian Frazer. And of course, thank you to all delegates, who made ASI2017 a successful vibrant experience for everyone.

Congratulations to the following recipients of our prestigious ASI awards and travel bursaries for 2017:

ASI AWARDS

Burnet Oration
Lynn Corcoran, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Foundation Lecture
Graham Mitchell, Foursight Associates

Honorary Life Members (awarded 2016)
Ian Barr, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
Dale Godfrey, Peter Doherty Institute
Andrew Lew, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Jennifer Rolland, Monash University
Jose Villadangos, University of Melbourne

Derek Rowley Medal (awarded 2016)
Ian Barr, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
Dale Godfrey, Peter Doherty Institute
Andrew Lew, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Jennifer Rolland, Monash University
Jose Villadangos, University of Melbourne

Jacques Miller Senior Award
Ashraful Haque, QIMR Berghofer Institute

Gordon Ada Senior Awards
Katherine Kedzierska, University of Melbourne
Connie Wong, Monash University

Jared Purton Award (2016)
Sumaira Hasnain, Mater Medical Research Institute

Jared Purton Awards (2017)
Rhea Longley (1st Prize), Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Arabella Young (2nd Prize), QIMR Berghofer Institute

International Travel Awards- First Round
Tessa Campbell, University of Sydney
Kara Filbey, Malaghan Institute
Carly Gregor, Adelaide University
Jason Paul Lynch, University of Queensland
Ilenia Papa, John Curtin School of Medical Research
Le Son Tran, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

International Travel Awards- Second Round

Deborah Burnett, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Kaiwen Chen, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Fernando Guimaraes, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Marios Koutsakos, Peter Doherty Institute
Susanna Ng, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Simone Park, Peter Doherty Institute
Zewen Tuong, Diamantina Institute

ASI JOURNAL AWARDS 2016

Chris and Bhama Parish ICB Publication of the Year Award (kindly sponsored by NPG)
Elena Shklovskaya, Macquarie University

Thermo Fisher Scientific ICB Publication Award (kindly sponsored by Thermo Fisher)
E Bridie Clemens, Peter Doherty Institute

ANNUAL MEETING AWARDS

ASI New Investigator Award
Carly Gregor, Adelaide University

BD Science Communication Award
Amy Prosser, University of Western Australia

ASI Poster Awards
Tom Sidwell (Overall Best Poster Award), Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Deborah Burnett (ASI Poster award), Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Luca Hensen (ICB Poster Award), Peter Doherty Institute
Catriona Nguyen-Robertson (CTI Poster Award), University of Melbourne

ANNUAL MEETING TRAVEL BURSARIES

Pharmaxis-ASI Travel Bursary (kindly sponsored by Pharmaxis)
Marios Koutsakos, Peter Doherty Institute

ASI Travel Bursaries
Catarina Almeida, University of Melbourne
Anneliese Ashhurst, Centenary Institute
Brigette Boast, Australian National University
Lilian Cha, University of Western Australia
Jonathan Chee, University of Western Australia
Kevin Fenix, University of Adelaide
Masoud Hassanpour Golakani, St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research
Carly Gregor, University of Adelaide University
Miles Horton, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Anya Jones, Telethon Kids Institute
Jessica Loughland, Menzies School of Health Research
Simone Minnie, QIMR Berghofer Institute
Anna Mooney, Malaghan Institute
Imogen Moran, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Tan Nguyen, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Ginny Niemi, University of Otago
Paula Niewold, Charles Perkins Centre
Simone Park, Peter Doherty Institute
Amy Prosser, University of Western Australia
Le Son Tran, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Naomi Truong, Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Jasmine Wilson, University of Adelaide
Alina Zamoshnikova, University of Queensland
Pengcheng Zhou, Australian National University

ASI WOMENS INITIATIVE AWARDS

Joanna Kirman, University of Otago
Cindy Ma, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Hamutal Mazrier, University of Sydney
Ampodi Promoda Perera, University of Tasmania

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