The Immunology group of Victoria

Branch Councillor

Name: A/Prof. Scott Mueller
Position: Laboratory head
Affiliation: Peter Doherty Institute (PDI) and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Melbourne
Email: [email protected]

Branch Information

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

Twitter: @ImmunoGroupVic

Facebook: immunologygroupofvictoria

IgV Committee

Name Role Institution
Mark Chong President St Vincent's Institute
Lisa Mielke Secretary Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre
Ashley Mansell Treasurer Hudson Institute
Scott Mueller VIC /Tas Councillor Doherty Institute/The University of Melbourne
Stuart Berzins   Federation University
Katrina Binger   Latrobe University
Melissa Call   WEHI
Phil Darcy   Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Kirsten Fairfax   Menzies Institute
Daniel Gray   WEHI
Guna Karupiah   University of Tasmania
Nicole La Gruta   Monash University
Mireille Lahoud   Monash University
Sarah Londrigan   Doherty Institute/The University of Melbourne
Andrew Murphy   Baker Institute
Daniel Pellicci   Murdoch Institute
Clare Slaney   Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Taylah Bennett Student Sub-committee Monash University
Xavier Sng Student Sub-committee Monash University





August 15-16th, 2019. Yarra Valley Lodge

IgV2019 will showcase the latest immunological research by students and post-docs, in conjunction with invited national and international speakers. IgV2019 provides a unique retreat that promotes the interaction of post-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with their senior colleagues, with a focus on providing speaking opportunities for students and ECRs, supported by numerous presentation awards. This event is growing in popularity and will include poster presentation for the first time this year. 

We have an exciting program shaping up, including invited speakers:

Prof Donna Farber (Columbia University, USA)
A/Prof Kristen Radford (UQ)
A/Prof Di Yu (ANU)
Dr Vanessa Bryant (WEHI)
Dr Kirsten Fairfax (Menzies Institute, U. TAS)
Dr Karla Helbig (La Trobe University)
Prof Michael Hickey (Monash University)
Dr Sarah Londrigan (Peter Doherty Institute) 
A/Prof Laura Mackay (Peter Doherty Institute) 
Prof David Tarlinton (Monash University)

Abstract submission is now closed. Limited spaces for registration may be available.


IgV Masterclass 2019 - Neuroimmunology

This year, the IgV Masterclass will be held on Friday 4th October, from 9am to 5pm in the Davis Auditorium on the 7th floor of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.


Visiting speaker program (VSP)


  • Donna Farber | Aug 14-16 2019 | Hosted by David Tarlinton
    • Seminar: Thursday August 15, Monash University Department of Immunology & Pathology
    • IgV annual meeting, Yarra Valley, Friday August 16.
  • Michael Gerner | Aug 19-23 2019 | Hosted by Scott Mueller
    • Seminar 1: August 20th, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research (contact Stuart Mannering)
    • Seminar 2: August 21st, Peter Doherty Institute, 12pm, Auditorium (contact Scott Mueller)
    • Seminar 3: August 22nd, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, 12pm (contact Colby Zaph)
  • Kate Jeffrey | Aug 6-8 2019 | Hosted by Joanna Groom
    • ​Seminar 1: Tuesday August 6th, WEHI 
    • Seminar 2: Tuesday August 8th, Hudson Institute (Contact Paul Hertzog)