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Thursday April 16, 2020

Call for ASI members to speak at FIMSA 2021 FIMSA 2021 will take place in Busan, Korea, Oct 31- Nov 3, 2021. FIMSA has invited ASI to participate by providing a list of 5 speakers, from which the FIMSA Organising Committee will select. We now invite Expressions of Interest from members who wish to be on the recommended list we will provide to FIMSA.  The successful nominees will deliver a presentation at the meeting and will have their economy class airfare, registration and accommodation paid ...
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Friday April 10, 2020

ASI Members now have special access to Digital Resources Not that you need another reason to be an ASI Member... But, today we launch our new initiative - ASI Digital Resources! This is the start of a great collection of useful things to know, to survive in scientific research. They have been created by recording some of the postgraduate talks from ASI 2019 Adelaide - so if you missed them, here's your chance to brush up on these skills! Creating this new ASI initiative would ...
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Thursday April 09, 2020

ASMR wishes to pass on the following message to ASI members. Dear Affiliate Members, The current pandemic is changing significant aspects of our life and work which will have a profound impact for years to come. Our thoughts are with those who are affected worldwide and our health and medical colleagues working tirelessly on the front-line. Today, we have released a call to government (download here) asking for a one-off crisis intervention of $400M to the NHMRC to enable a 6-month extension to ...
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Monday March 30, 2020

Message from ASI President to membership Dear ASI Members, It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of Professor Ian Mackay at the age of 98. Professor Mackay was an ASI Honorary Life Member and is widely recognised as a pioneering Australian immunologist in the field of autoimmune disease. With much gratitude, we would like to thank Len Harrison, WEHI, for the obituary below. Ngā mihi John Fraser, ASI President Obituary written by Leonard Harrison, WEHI It was with great sadness that we learnt of ...
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Sunday March 29, 2020

Dear ASI Members, We received a warm letter of support from Hiroshi Kiyono, Chairman of the Executive Board, Japanese Society for Immunology. They extend a generous offer of support to researchers and welcome your ideas on how JSI can help ASI members. We encourage you to read their lovely letter by clicking here, and feel free to contact us with any comments. Take care, ASI
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Monday March 23, 2020

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the March 2020 ASI Newsletter.
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Thursday March 19, 2020

Following the ASI Executive Meeting held on 18/3/20, we would like to advise ASI Members of the following changes implemented in response to current global events.   EVENTS Annual Scientific Meeting: ASI NZ 2020 regretfully will be cancelled and rescheduled for 2022.   We have some very exciting celebrations planned for our next few meetings. The new meeting rotation is as follows: 2020 NZ - rescheduled to 2022 2021 VIC (25th anniversary of Peter Doherty's Nobel Prize)  2022 NZ  (50th anniversary of ASI Annual Scientific Meetings) 2023 NSW (100th anniversary ...
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Saturday March 14, 2020

Immunology & Cell Biology  DEPUTY EDITOR applications are now invited Immunology & Cell Biology is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Editor to support the ICB Editorial Team. The primary responsibility of the Deputy Editor is to support the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining and building ICB as a definitive source of primary immunology research. The Deputy Editor will be part of an Editorial Team consisting of the Editor-in-Chief, three other Deputy Editors, two News & Commentary Editors, an Associate Editor and an Editorial Assistant. She or ...
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Saturday March 14, 2020

IUIS is planning to host a webinar series together with their official journal Frontiers in Immunology and they kindly ask members with expertise to get involved in the project.   More info can be found here. If you are able to participate please contact [email protected] or [email protected] by 15 March 2020.
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Tuesday March 10, 2020

FIMSA wishes to announce the Advanced Training Course 2020 in Japan, which is scheduled to be held on Dec 6-7, 2020. FIMSA will give financial support to 50 young participants ($1,000 airfare and $50 x 5 night accommodation). Participants will also be able to attend the 15th international symposia in JSI Annual Meeting (Dec 8-10) without any registration fee. Details will be available soon at: http://icongroup.co.jp/49immunology/fimsa
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Sunday March 08, 2020

In the lead-up to International Women's Day, here at ASI, we are celebrating women and men in all their diversities. March 8th is a great day to recognise just how far ASI has come toward achieving gender equity and embracing diversity and inclusion. Take a minute to: Remind your colleagues who may be on parental leave that we are offering onsite childcare again this year at ASI 2020 Auckland. Check out the progress we've made toward achieving gender equity amongst our Invited Speakers - click here Spread ...
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Thursday March 05, 2020

    Roslyn Kemp     How many coffees / teas do you drink per day?  I drink one store-bought coffee a day – I don’t really like hot drinks, but that preference became such a social handicap when I moved back to NZ that I had to start.   Which immune cell is your favourite? The T cell, of course - many will be aware of my opinion that all T cells can do all things in the immune response depending on where it is and who is ...
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Monday March 02, 2020

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 first 2020 nomination round is currently open and closes March 30th 2020. Click here to learn more.
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Monday February 24, 2020

Application rounds for the following ASI Awards are currently open, and close March 23rd 2020: International Travel Awards: Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Senior Travel Awards: Ada & Miller Don't forget you will need a current 2020 membership to apply, so please login and renew now. 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 ...
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Thursday February 20, 2020

2020 Membership Renewal Invoices are now available for payment We warmly welcome our new ASI Members and many thanks to all of our members on auto-renewal. Membership invoices are now ready for payment so please log in to your ASI Member Profile and click on the 'Invoices' tab.   Make sure you're eligible for 2020 awards by renewing now Don't forget that eligibility for most ASI awards require renewal before April 1st so please renew now by clicking the green button below. We warmly welcome our ...
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Wednesday February 12, 2020

Following the success of the inaugural ASI Advanced Immunology School in 2019, we are excited to announce our plans to make the ASI - AIS a regular event on the ASI Calendar. Are you our next Chair, ASI Advanced Immunology School? We now invite applications for the role of Chair, ASI Advanced Immunology School. Being our Chair is a great way to: Make your contribution to ASI Enhance your C.V. Gain experience in coordinating and overseeing a scientific event Eligibility Criteria: Mid-senior career researcher (ideally) Experience in training PhD ...
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Monday February 10, 2020

It's been an exciting couple of years for the ASI Journal Clinical & Translational Immunology with the recent announcement of our first ever CTI Impact Factor of 7.271! We invite you to spend some time looking at the papers that ranked as our top cited publications for 2018 & 2019: Recent novel approaches to limit oxidative stress and inflammation in diabetic complications Raelene J Pickering, Carlos J Rosado, Arpeeta Sharma, Shareefa Buksh, Mitchel Tate, Judy B de Haan. Diabetes is considered a major burden on the healthcare ...
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Monday February 10, 2020

The results are in! We are very excited to showcase Immunology & Cell Biology's Top Cited Publications for Jan 2018 - Dec 2019. Congratulations to the authors of the following papers: Immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer therapy: a focus on T‐regulatory cells Varun Sasidharan Nair, Eyad Elkord. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play essential roles in immune homeostasis; however, their role in tumor microenvironment (TME) is not completely evident. Several studies reported that infiltration of Tregs into various tumor tissues promotes tumor progression by limiting antitumor immunity and supporting ...
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Friday February 07, 2020

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is on Tuesday the 11th of February 2020, and we are theming our celebration around: “You can’t be what you can’t see” Marian Wright Edelman Civil and children’s rights activist The women of ASI are fantastic STEM role models for children their lives, particularly girls. To celebrate this important relationship, join our Twitter campaign. Snap a selfie of yourself and with your little buddy (girl or boy) this weekend, fill in the following template and ...
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Thursday January 23, 2020

The Editorial Board of Clinical & Translational Immunology is looking for early and mid-career ASI investigators to act as Guest Editors for the journal. Guest Editors will be responsible for coordinating theme-specific Special Features of Clinical and Translational Immunology for 2020-21 which can include primary research papers and/or comprehensive reviews.  If you are interested in acting as Guest Editor, please email the Clinical & Translational Immunology Editorial Office ([email protected]) with the potential title of the theme and a list of potential contributors to this Special Feature. In addition, please include brief ...
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