The Immunology group of Victoria


Branch Councillor

Name: A/Prof. Scott Mueller
Position: Laboratory head
Address/affiliation: Peter Doherty Institute (PDI) and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Melbourne
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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.


IgV Committee

Nicole La Gruta (Monash University) – President The IgV Committee

Sarah Londrigan (PDI/The University of Melbourne) – Secretary

Dan Andrews (Monash University) – Treasurer

Scott Mueller (PDI/The University of Melbourne) – ASI State Councillor

Andreas Behren (ONJCRI)

Stuart Berzins (Federation University)

Melissa Call (WEHI)

Mark Chong (SVI)

Phil Darcy (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)

Daniel Gray (WEHI)

Mireille Lahoud (Monash University)

Daniel Layton (CSIRO)

Bruce Lyons (University of Tasmania)

Ashley Mansell (Hudson Institute/Monash University)

Seth Masters (WEHI)

Clare Slaney (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)




Upcoming Events


ASI Visiting Speaker Program: Prof Adrian Liston

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On the 23rd of August 2017, Professor Adrian Liston will be giving a seminar as part of the ASI Visiting Speaker Program entitled “Shaping the immune system

Adrian’s laboratory at the University of Leuven and the VIB, Belgium, works on both aspects of discovery immunology (identifying intervention- points in regulatory T cell biology; developing diabetes pre-clinical models) and applied immunology (human immunology; immunogenetics; and mechanisms of immunodeficiency and inflammatory disease).

Expect an engaging talk of broad interest to immunologists!

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm

Venue: Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP)

Seminar Room 1
Level 2, Translation Research Facility

Contact: Dr Andrea Johannessen, Strategic Development Officer

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



IgV Retreat 2017

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The 2017 IgV scientific meeting will be held at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley on August 24 and 25. This years speakers include:

Prof. Adrian Liston (VIB Institute, Belgium)

Prof. David Price (Cardiff University, UK)

Dr. Kristin Ladell (Cardiff University, UK)

Prof, Charles MacKay (Monash University, VIC)

Prof. David Tscharke (ANU, ACT)

Dr James Vince (WEHI, VIC)

Associate Prof. Kate Stacey (UQ, QLD)

Prof. Matt Sweet (UQ, QLD)

Prof Mariapia Degli-Esposti (Lions Eye Institute, WA)

Associate Prof. Meredith O’Keefe (Monash University, VIC)

Prof. David Tarlinton (Monash University, VIC)


For more information about the venue, click here



IgV Masterclass 2017: “Immunotherapy”

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13 October 2017
at the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)


This year’s IgV Masterclass will be held in the new Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre/VCCC building in Parkville and include a fantastic lineup of National and local speakers including:
  • Prof. Stuart Tangye (Garvan Institute of Medical Research)

  • A/Prof. Irene Caminschi (Monash University)

  • Dr. Edwin Hawkins (WEHI)

  • Dr. Nick Huntington (WEHI)

  • Prof. Stephen Kent (PDI)

  • Dr. Bruce Lyons (University of Tasmania)

  • A/Prof. Paul Neeson (Peter Mac)

  • Prof. Robin O’Hehir (Monash University)


Registrations close Friday September 15th

To register, visit the Trybooking page: