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Friday December 18, 2020

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the December 2020 ASI Newsletter.
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Wednesday December 16, 2020

ASI Position Vacant: Editorial Assistant (ICB & CTI) Due to the significant growth of our ASI journals Immunology & Cell Biology and Clinical & Translational Immunology, we are now seeking an Editorial Assistant for our journals.  This would best suit someone with existing editorial experience or a strong interest in gaining experience in the publishing sphere. This is a remotely-located, contracted role requiring a time commitment of approximately 4 hours per week. Click the green button below for more details.  Please feel free to forward on to any ...
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Friday December 11, 2020

    Senga Whittingham As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A poet. I grossly over-estimated my talents. How many hours of sleep do you get? Varies. How many coffees/ teas do you drink per day? During lockdown a cup of coffee at the end of a walk proved therapeutic, and the number of teas are those required to maintain fluid balance. Which immune cell is your favourite?  The B lymphocyte.   The B lymphocyte was yet unnamed in 1960 when overnight I underwent my conversion ...
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Wednesday December 09, 2020

Many congratulations to the following people for receiving our prestigious ASI Awards and Special Honours. ASI AWARDS AND SPECIAL HONOURS Margaret Baird Women in Immunology Lectureship Award Michelle Boyle, QIMR-Berghofer Medical Research Institute Jared Purton - ASI Awards 1st Prize: Camille Guillerey, Mater Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland 2nd Prize: Junyun Lai, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre International Travel Award - Jacques Miller Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, University of Sydney Career Advancement Awards - Gordon Ada Fernando Guimaraes, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Sumaira Hasnain, Mater Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland Farzaneh Kordbacheh, Australian ...
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Wednesday December 09, 2020

ASMR wishes to pass on the following message to ASI members. Dear Affiliate Members, “#advanceaustraliacare” campaign Funding of NHMRC grants is at an unprecedented low, and the health and medical research sector is unstable and on the brink of collapse. The ongoing lack of investment into the NHMRC grant schemes has highlighted that Australia is missing out on the benefits of a lot of great research. Help us show Australians and our government what we could achieve if the NHMRC had greater investment. We ...
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Monday December 07, 2020

ASI Expert Panel Series: The Best of ICB - recording now available An event like no other On the 26th Nov 2020, we shone a spotlight on 3 Immunology superstars whose papers were selected as part of our ICB Virtual Issue "The Best of ICB".  Congratulations to: Prof. David Tarlinton, Monash University "BAFF, IL‐4 and IL‐21 separably program germinal center‐like phenotype acquisition, BCL6 expression, proliferation and survival of CD40L‐activated B cells in vitro" A/Prof. Meredith O'Keeffe, Monash University "Daptomycin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates are poorly sensed by dendritic cells" Prof. Weisan Chen, La Trobe University "Host CD8α+ and ...
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Friday December 04, 2020

ASI Annual Conferences webpage This week we would have been at our 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting which regretfully could not go ahead. If you're missing our meetings as much as we are, feel free to visit our ASI webpage showing the locations of the next few conferences.  Take a trip down memory lane View our photo gallery page! You'll see we've started publishing quality photos of our conferences on our website!  Our Local Organising Committees put in a lot of time and effort in bringing ...
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Wednesday December 02, 2020

Message from our ASI FIMSA Representative As your FIMSA representative, I would like to inform you of the upcoming meeting for the Japanese Society of Immunology (JSI). There is a fantastic line up of speakers for their virtual conference "COVID-19 and Immunity" on the 8th December 2020, so don't miss this! JSI has very generously extended the discounted pricing usually reserved for JSI members,  to ASI members as affiliates of FIMSA. Click here to view the registration fees. Simply enter the special code '9999' at ...
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