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Thumbnail for The ASI Newsletter June 2020 edition is out now!

Thursday June 25, 2020

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the June 2020 ASI Newsletter.
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Tuesday June 23, 2020

It's a little known fact - that we offer AUD 200 cash prizes for written / editorial-style contributions to our Quarterly Newsletters*. This is another benefit you have as an ASI member so be sure to keep your membership up-to-date. Renew now if you haven't already, because our deadline is June 30.     Email Angelica Lau, ASI Newsletter Editor, on [email protected] with a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed editorial contribution to find out if your idea is a good fit for the next ...
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Tuesday June 16, 2020

The DGfI - ASI 4th Joint Workshop in September 2021 The Australian and New Zealand, and the German Societies for Immunology (ASI and DGfI) are pleased to announce the fourth joint DGfI-ASI workshop to be held as a satellite meeting attached to the European Congress of Immunology in September 2021 Belgrade. The workshop will run over two nights (before or after ECI) and will be held in a venue TBA in Germany. Don't miss this great opportunity Approximately 15-20  ASI members will travel to Germany to participate in ...
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Monday June 15, 2020

  Introducing the new ASI Education Award Application round:  15th June - 13th July 2020 Today, we are pleased to announce we are adding a brand new award to the list of ASI Awards for ASI members to apply for!  We are now accepting applications to the inaugural ASI Education Award, so be sure to apply. Purpose Brand new in 2020, this award has been created in alignment with our society's mission to 'advance the science and education of Immunology'. The ASI Education Award aims to recognise ...
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Sunday June 14, 2020

Our next ASI Fireside Chat is on "Burning questions and fairy tales in Immunology"   On Thursday 18th June, we will be hosting our FREE online session with Prof. Anne La Flamme and A/Prof. Damon Tumes. Please help us reach the general public We ask a big favour of you please - to let your family and friends know about these free sessions. We would love any help to raise awareness of our new event series!   We also welcome ASI members to register - it's a ...
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Thursday May 28, 2020

Our new webpage for the general public It's such a great time to launch our public outreach initiatives, while Immunology has the global spotlight!  We endeavour to increase public access to solid, evidence-based information by creating a new section on our website dedicated to the non-scientific public. This new page has been created especially for the family and friends of ASI Members and the general non-scientific community who simply enjoy learning more about Immunology, directly from Immunologists.  What's on the page? "Ask an Immunologist" ...
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Tuesday May 12, 2020

Our new event series: ASI Fireside Chats Today we launch our new ongoing event series, perfectly tailored toward the general community, with no scientific background.   It's a free Q&A session tailored toward the non-scientific public who simply want reliable, accurate information.  This is a great way for the public to cut through the chatter, ask their burning question, and receive a scientific, evidence-based answer in plain language.  Our first session is "Can we become immune to COVID-19?" On Tuesday 19th May, we will be ...
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Thumbnail for Get to know our members | Anne Kelso

Friday April 24, 2020

    Anne Kelso Tea or coffee? Coffee! Black for breakfast and a flat white mid-morning and all is right with the world. What is your favourite dessert? Anything with chocolate, one of the essential food groups that deserves its own chapter in NHMRC’s Australian Dietary Guidelines. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Scientist, actually. My best friend in primary school wanted to be a doctor (she is), I wanted to be a scientist and together we were going to cure ...
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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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Thumbnail for A message from our affiliate ASMR: Protect Health and Medical Research in Australia through the COVID-19 crisis

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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Thumbnail for The ASI Newsletter March 2020 edition is out now!

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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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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Thumbnail for Get to know our members | Roslyn Kemp

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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Thumbnail for Are you our next Chair, ASI Advanced Immunology School?

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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Thumbnail for ICB's Top Cited Publications for 2018-2019

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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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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Thumbnail for The ASI Newsletter December 2019 edition is out now!

Friday December 20, 2019

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the December 2019 ASI Newsletter.
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Tuesday December 17, 2019

Many congratulations to the following people for receiving our prestigious ASI Awards and Special Honours. ASI AWARDS AND SPECIAL HONOURS Derrick Rowley Medal Alan Baxter, James Cook University Susanne Heinzel, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Foundation Lecture Jonathan Sprent, Garvan Institute of Medical Research Burnet Oration Michael Good, Griffith University Margaret Baird Women in Immunology Lectureship Award (inaugural) Jessica Borger, Monash University Jared Purton - ASI Awards 1st Prize: Kylie Quinn, RMIT University 2nd Prize: Farzaneh Kordachech, Australian National University Jacques Miller Senior Award Scott Mueller, Peter Doherty Institute Gordon Ada Senior Awards Marcel Batten, Melanoma Institute Australia Stephanie Gras, Monash University Connie Jackaman, Curtin University Joshua Ooi, Monash University ASI ...
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