The Immunology group of Victoria


Branch Councillor

Name: A/Prof. Scott Mueller
Position: Laboratory head
Address/affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Peter Doherty Institute
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Nicole La Gruta (Monash) – President The IgV Committee
Sarah Londrigan (Melbourne) - Secretary
Dan Andrews (Monash) – Treasurer
Scott Mueller (PDI) - ASI State Councillor
Stuart Berzins (Federation University)
Melissa Call (WEHI)
Phil Darcy (Peter Mac)
Mireille Lahoud (Monash)
Sarah Londrigan (Melbourne)
Ashley Mansell (Monash)
Seth Masters (WEHI)
Clare Slaney (Peter Mac)
Alister Ward (Deakin)
Jie Zhou (WEHI)

Branch Information

The IgV is the Victorian and Tasmanian regional branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI). Committee members are elected from several different biomedical institutes across the region, and oversee activities for local members.

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On February 20th and 21st 2017, Professor Nancy Haigwood will be giving two seminars (Haigwood VSP flyer) as part of the ASI Visiting Speaker Program.  As Director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Prof Haigwood has made numerous contributions to our understanding of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) and immune control in non-human primate models and in vaccine studies, with a focus on HIV.

The two talks will be held at the following locations:

Seminar 1: Burnet/Doherty combined seminar

Monday 20th February

4:00-5:00 pm

Peter Doherty Institute

Host: A/Prof Heidi Drummer

Location: Doherty Auditorium followed by drinks and finger food (5-6pm, drinks and finger food after till around 6pm in the GM seminar room.

Seminar 2: MHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme Special Seminar

Tuesday 21 February


Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP)

Contact: Dr Andrea Johannessen, Strategic Development Officer, / +61 3 857 22861

Travel information, including maps and transport information, is available here.



On the 16th March 2017, Associate Professor Daniel Mucida will be giving a seminar (Mucida VSP flyer) as part of the ASI Visiting Speaker Program entitled "Tissue adaptation: implications for tolerance and immunity"

Daniel’s laboratory at The Rockefeller University, New York, focuses on the characterization of tolerance and resistance pathways that operate in the intestinal tissue and the consequences when these pathways are compromised.

It promises to be a topical and exciting talk!

Thursday 16 March 2017,  1-2 pm

Venue: Davis Auditorium

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Host/contact: Dr Fernando Guimaraes (

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