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Wednesday May 23, 2018

Did you know? Eligibility for ASI International Travel Awards and some Annual Meeting Awards requires membership in the preceding year. So to be eligible for 2019 awards, this requires 2018 membership. Be a good lab citizen! Forward this information on to your new lab member, and ensure your own membership is up-to-date so you can be listed as one of their Nominators. Why join? We offer a huge range of Membership Benefits. It’s a no-brainer really. Click here to read more. How much does it ...
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Sunday April 29, 2018

2018 has been our biggest and best year yet for Day of Immunology in Australia and New Zealand. This year has been a huge success due to the contributions from many. With much gratitude we thank: Dr Gabriela Khoury, ASI Day of Immunology Coordinator Our Sponsors and Participating Institutes Jie Zhou, creative mastermind behind our new DoI logo Members of ASI DoI Committees around Australia and New Zealand the many volunteers who organised and hosted our events the public who came along to our events For future Day of ...
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Thumbnail for Exciting Opportunity for ASCIA Members to join the CTI Editorial Board

Saturday April 28, 2018

ASI are currently inviting Expressions of Interest from ASCIA Members who are interested in the honorary roles of Deputy Editor and several Editorial Board Member positions for our journal Clinical and Translational Immunology (CTI). We are looking for high-profile clinicians who are ready for an exciting new challenge or are interested in diversifying their skillset. This will be a rewarding way to make a major editorial contribution to Clinical Immunology in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please contact Prof. Rajiv Khanna, ...
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Thumbnail for I’m an Immunologist” ASI social media promotional campaign

Tuesday April 10, 2018

“You’re a what?” “An Immunologist.” Whether it is a family member, friend, date, other acquaintance, we’ve all been there before. Immunologists take all shapes and sizes. To help the public become more familiar with what an immunologist does, ASI will be running a social media promotional campaign to show case its members. “I’m an Immunologist” will profile ASI members on twitter, facebook and Instagram. This will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with the public and will look great on your CV. Who ...
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Thumbnail for Day of Immunology Logo Competition – winner announced!

Monday March 26, 2018

Day of Immunology Logo Competition – winner announced!   With the International Day of Immunology approaching soon - 29th of April - it is with great pleasure that I announce the logo competition winner.   The new logo will be rolled out across Australia and New Zealand during our 2018 events. It will be used for Day of Immunology, flyers, merchandise and other resources. I’d like to congratulate Jie and thank the other members who submitted entries. I’m really excited by the final end product ...
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Monday March 19, 2018

ASI NSW are inviting students to submit a poster explaining some immunological concepts suitable to the general public with a special focus upon HSC student curriculum. Those selected as a finalist will be displayed at the public forum welcome reception, and judged for a people's choice award and best poster. Key Guidelines: Please relate this to your own studies, and aim to include images and schematics rather than data dense graphs etc. Remember to keep it informative, scientifically defensible and able to be understood ...
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Thumbnail for Invitation for Proposals for Special Features in ICB for 2019

Friday February 16, 2018

Keen to strengthen your Track Record and raise your profile? Looking to enhance your Editorial Responsibilities? Ready for an exciting new challenge and experience? Enjoy networking with other like-minded Immunologists? Whatever your motivation, Immunology & Cell Biology needs you! Help our flagship journal continue on its successful trajectory by becoming an ICB Special Feature Coordinator. As an ASI member, this is your opportunity to make an editorial contribution to one of the oldest specialty Immunology journals in existence. The Special Features in ICB have become a unique ...
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Thumbnail for Call for EOI’s for a Speaker to attend Brazilian Society of Immunology (SBI) Meeting

Monday January 22, 2018

  ASI is calling for Expressions of Interest for a speaker to attend the XLIII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Immunology (SBI) October 1 - 4, 2018 SBI will be hosting their XLIII Congress and has invited ASI to participate by providing 1 speaker. ASI Council has accepted and is now calling for Expressions of Interest from our members to fill this position. Attendance of 1 ASI member is jointly supported by SBI and ASI. The successful nominee will give a talk at the meeting ...
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Thumbnail for Call for EOI’s for Speakers to attend Singaporean Society for Immunology 10th Anniversary Symposium

Sunday January 14, 2018

ASI is calling for expressions of interest for speakers to attend the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Singaporean Society for Immunology (SgSI), 31 May - 1 June 2018 SgSI will be hosting their 10th year Anniversary Symposium from 31 May - 1 June 2018 and has invited ASI to participate by providing 5 speakers. ASI Council has accepted and is now calling for expressions of interest from our members to fill these positions. Attendance of 5 ASI members is jointly supported by SgSI/ASI. Successful nominees will ...
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Thumbnail for ASI 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

Thursday December 14, 2017

With 628 delegates, the ASI2017 conference in Brisbane truly exceeded everyone’s expectations. Highlights included Graham Mitchell’s life journey of an immunologist in “parasite paradise”, Lynn Corcoran’s inspiring Burnet Oration, the outstanding international and national speakers, lively poster discussions and an unforgettable Lafferty Debate. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, as well as the volunteer social media ambassadors and photographers, who helped us share ASI2017 with the world. Congratulations to our Co-Chairs Antje Blumenthal and Kristen Radford for a hugely ...
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Monday December 19, 2016

ASI is pleased to congratulate the 2016 Award recipients. We are looking forward to reading all about your travels and conference adventures in the ASI Newsletter in 2017! The full list of Past ASI Awards winners can now be found on the ASI Past Award Winners page, under the Awards tab from theASI homepage. Postgrad Surname Given Names Email Leong Yew Ann [email protected] Baker Paul [email protected] Alcantara Marice B. [email protected] O’Sullivan Kim [email protected] Hilligan Kerry [email protected] Hartstonge Kirsten Ward [email protected] Postdoc Man Si Ming [email protected] McWilliam Hamish [email protected] Coll Rebecca [email protected] Eckle Sidonia [email protected] Guillerey Camille [email protected] Vasanthakumar Ajithkumar [email protected] Miller     Belz Gabrielle [email protected] Ada     Blumenthal Antje [email protected] Byrne Scott [email protected] Feature image: Luau at ThymUS 2016 - Nicole La Gruta (GORDON ADA SENIOR TRAVEL AWARD 2015) as featured in ASI Newsletter September 2016
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Thumbnail for The Jared Purton – ASI award

Friday November 18, 2016

ASI is pleased to announce the creation of a new award The Jared Purton - ASI award The Jared Purton - ASI award for research to be undertaken during 2017 The deadline for submissions is December 3rd. Background: This award was established in memoriam of Jared Purton, a promising young Immunologist from Melbourne who tragically died in 2009 during his postdoctoral time in the US. The prize money is donated by Jared's parents. Purpose: The Jared Purton – ASI award seeks to recognise an Early ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2016

The ASI Awards Committee are pleased to announce the winners of the ASI ICI 2016 travel bursaries. ASI have awarded 210 bursaries, including 3 ASI-FIMSA Awards. This year, the success rate was 75% from an overwhelming 276 applicants! We would like to acknowledge the wonderful support we receive from our awards sponsors. We've been fortunate to have outstanding contributions from Monash University Department of Immunology and Pathology, Monash University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Garvan Institute, University of Newcastle, Pharmaxis, University ...
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Saturday April 23, 2016

DoI events near you! Be sure to check out the special Day of Immunology talks on RRR and ABC Melb Radio, recorded over the weekend by immediate Past President Dale Godfrey and Vice President Susanne Heinzel. Listen to Dale: at around 45min: Listen to Su: at around 1:19min Victoria Friday 29th April Vaccination Cafe - website Public Lecture -website Photography Exhibition- website School workshops - website Free discovery tours - Check the DoI website for more! Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Infection and Immunity Program Friday 29 April 2016: 1.45pm for 2pm ...
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Thumbnail for Snapshots of the immune system – DOI, Victoria, photography exhibition – call for entries

Wednesday March 02, 2016

The Victorian Day of Immunology organizing committee is pleased to announce a call for entries to the inaugural “Snapshots of the immune system” photo exhibition 2016. This event is being held in April as part of international Day of Immunology. Researchers at all levels are invited to apply and submit images featuring the amazing immune system. These can be histology, confocal, laboratory scenes, public health related, and everything in between. The exhibition was conceived to not only display visually pleasing photos but ...
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Thumbnail for Australasian Medical Research and Clinical Societies applaud support of vaccination by University of Wollongong academics.

Sunday February 28, 2016

Dear colleagues, This follows on from recent publicity regarding the vaccination and anti-vaccination debate, centered around the press release from the University of Wollongong senior academics. See it here. The assembled major biological and clinical societies concerned with research and policy in this area have produced a consensus statement in support of the value of vaccination, which can be viewed by clicking here: AustMedResSoc-pro-vaccination-press-release. For further information: Contact individual societies or Professor Christopher Goodnow, President, Australasian Society for Immunology Australasian Society for Immunology (via ...
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Thumbnail for More than $100,000 in bursaries for ASI members to attend ICI2016

Tuesday December 22, 2015

Dear ASI Members, ICI2016 will bring Immunologists from around the world to our doorstep. The ICI only takes place every 3 years and this is a unique opportunity to showcase your work to the experts in your field. ASI will support attendance of postgrad and junior postdoc members at ICI2016 with bursaries of a combined value of more than 100k. To be eligible for a bursary, you will need to submit your abstract by the abstract deadline of 8 February 2016. Details ...
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Thumbnail for Vale Geoff Shellam

Tuesday July 07, 2015

Dear Colleagues, I am sad to report that Professor Geoff Shellam passed away last week. Geoff was a pioneer and world leader in immunogenetics, particularly the interaction between mouse cytomegalovirus and the immune system as an illuminating example of persistent herpesvirus infections. Geoff contributed greatly to our society. He was ASI President in 1992-1993, and recognized with Honorary Life Membership in 2012. Those of us who were lucky enough to have interacted with Geoff will recall that he was a person of great ...
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Thursday June 11, 2015

Don’t let your unanswered questions fly away! SEE THE DISCUSSION HERE Have you ever had a science-related question you’re itching to talk about with your colleagues? Perhaps something you've read has sparked an opinion you want to share. We know that feeling, which is why ASI is pleased to announce the launch of its new program “Q & Immunology” – an informal, social media-based discussion aimed to quench your unanswered questions. The premise is simple. You pose a question, topic or statement, and start ...
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Thursday April 16, 2015

Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to it being celebrated worldwide since 2007. Under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI), Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Australia since 2009. Day of Immunology events in Melbourne REGISTERING FOR ALL EVENTS IS ESSENTIAL! Places are limited. To register, and for more information on all these events, go to http://www.dayofimmunology.org.au Please direct enquiries to [email protected] Register for the public lecture "Immunology Myth ...
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