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Wednesday September 18, 2019

We invite nominations for ASI Council 2020!   Positions will commence at the Annual General Meeting in Adelaide on Tuesday 10th December 2019. To apply, nominees are asked to please complete the nomination form, include their 200 word biography, and upload to the new ASI website by logging in and clicking on the 'Awards' tab. The deadline for nominations is Monday 14th of October 2019. Please note that current position holders may renominate. Council positions open for nomination   Voting Council: Vice President -  4 year total term comprising 1 year as Vice ...
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Tuesday September 17, 2019

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the September 2019 ASI Newsletter.
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Tuesday September 10, 2019

ASI Awards Judging Panel  Earlier in the year we introduced a new ASI initiative - the ASI Awards Judging Panel. In response to the growing number of award opportunities we offer to members, we now need to establish a group of members to act as assessors for scoring award applications. We invite ASI members to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) if they wish to join the Awards Judging Panel and make their contribution to ASI. Twelve members will be chosen to form the ...
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Monday September 09, 2019

Please join us in congratulating ASI Honorary Life Member Jacques Miller for receiving the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.   Professor Jacques Miller is a joint winner with Professor Max Cooper of Emory University, US and they received this prestigious honour for their discovery of B and T cells more than 50 years. This discovery was ground breaking and formed the fundamental pillar of our understanding of the adaptive immune system. It's moments like this when we are reminded of the amazing ...
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Tuesday September 03, 2019

Application rounds for the following ASI Awards are currently open, and close September 30th 2019: International Travel Awards: Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Senior Travel Awards: Gordon Ada International Travel Awards - Postgraduate Purpose: To support student members of ASI who wish to travel overseas for conferences (excluding the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting). These awards are offered twice a year. Please note that Higher Degree students, Honours students and Research Technicians are all eligible to apply for Postgraduate Travel Awards. International Travel Awards - Postdoctoral Purpose: To support early-mid career members of ASI who wish to ...
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Monday September 02, 2019

Is there an Immunologist you would like to meet? A key benefit to being an ASI member is the opportunity to nominate a prominent international Immunologist whom you'd like to meet and possibly collaborate with. There are 2 opportunities every year for ASI members to nominate international speakers to visit Australia and New Zealand, funded by ASI. The second 2019 nomination round is currently open and closes September 30th 2019. Click here to learn more.
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Monday September 02, 2019

Abstract submissions for the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting have been extended until 6th September 2019, so we’d like to remind you of the fantastic ASI Meeting Awards, Subsidies and Travel Bursaries currently on offer.   Applications for all Annual Meeting Awards also close 6th September 2019. Why is it so great to be an ASI member? Last year we DOUBLED our Travel Bursary total funding to AUD 40 000 this year, so your chances of success are: ~1 in 2 if you are a Postgraduate Student ~2 in 3 if you are a ...
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Tuesday August 27, 2019

ASI invite Expressions of Interest from experienced ASI members to fill two representative positions at the General Assembly of the IUIS. 17th General Assembly of the IUIS This meeting will take place on Saturday October 19th 2019, 14:00 - 17:00 in Beijing before the start of the IUIS meeting. During this meeting our chosen ASI representatives will have the opportunity to vote in the IUIS Elections 2019, and thus have a say in who will be representing the IUIS for the 2019-2022 term of ...
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Thursday August 15, 2019

National Science Week celebrates the scientific contributions of Australian scientists and their research institutes and universities to the world. The latest ICB Virtual Issue explores a wide range of topics from Indigenous Aboriginal immunity against the flu to the neonatal immune system. Click here for more ICB Virtual Issues.
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Monday August 12, 2019

What is ‘I Am An Immunologist’? If you haven’t already seen some of our posts,  ‘I Am An Immunologist’ is an ongoing promotional campaign created by Gabriela Khoury to help the public become more familiar with what an immunologist does.  The ASI showcases different members by introducing them and what they study on Twitter and Facebook.  Often featured members participate in ‘A Day in the Life of an Immunologist’ where they share their daily antics as an immunologist on Twitter. How can I ...
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Friday August 02, 2019

ASI is committed to promoting gender equity and diversity at our annual meetings. Each year, the Local Organising Committees of our annual meetings endeavour toward achieving gender parity in the speaker selection.  We're proud of what we've achieved - click here to check out the gender balance amongst our invited speakers and chairs for the last couple of years.  As part of our commitment to promoting gender equity and diversity, ASI Women’s Initiative offer 4 Travel Awards (up to AUD1000 each) to facilitate the attendance ...
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Thursday August 01, 2019

The ASI Women's Initiative is jam-packed full of membership benefits, including the inaugural Margaret Baird Women in Immunology Lectureship Award that we recently launched, Travel Awards, a Mentor-Mentee Program, and the Women Speakers Database.    What is the purpose of the ASI Women Speakers Database? A cornerstone of the ASI Women’s Initiative is the Women Speakers Database.   It is a valuable resource that has been developed for a number of different purposes, to aid: The immunological community looking for speakers, session chairs and panel ...
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Friday July 19, 2019

The Jared Purton – ASI award seeks to recognise an Early to Mid - Career Researcher with the aim to further advance their research at a critical point in their career. The prize is currently worth $5000 with a runners up prize of $3000. The use of the prize money is determined by the awardee but must directly support their research. Some examples include, but are not limited to: provision of child care while attending a conference; travel support to ...
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Thursday July 11, 2019

ICB is looking for exciting and eye-catching images to use for its 2020 cover. We are offering the opportunity for your image to be the one selected for 2020. The winning entry will also receive a $500 prize.* To submit your winning image, please email your entry to [email protected] and include “ICB Cover” in the subject line. The closing date is 31st August 2019.  Helpful advice: We need high resolution images, but if your file size is too large to send by e-mail, ...
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Friday June 28, 2019

Our new website has launched! It brings many significant improvements, including: Useful information is now contained within your member profile! You'll be able to look this up in a matter of seconds.  We are frequently asked: "What is my ASI member number?" "Am I a financial member?" "Am I eligible to apply for this amazing ASI award?" Payments received from now on will generate tax invoices that can be downloaded later Award Status Tracking- giving you greater confidence that we have received your award application, plus the ability ...
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Friday June 21, 2019

Announcing the 2018 Impact Factor for Clinical & Translational Immunology... It's a momentous time in history when your society's journal receives it's first ever Impact Factor. We are incredibly excited to announce the 2018 Impact Factor for Clinical & Translational Immunology is 7.271! This fantastic Impact Factor places our journal 22/158 in the Immunology category, and well above other immunology journals such as Journal of Clinical Immunology (4.128), Oncoimmunology(5.333), Clinical and Experimental Allergy (4.741), European Journal of Immunology (4.695), and the Journal of ...
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Thursday June 20, 2019

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the June 2019 ASI Newsletter.
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Friday June 14, 2019

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Thumbnail for Announcing The ASI Branch Meeting Carer’s Grant

Thursday June 13, 2019

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Thursday June 06, 2019

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