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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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Thumbnail for ICB Deputy Editor - Applications are invited

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

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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Thumbnail for CTI invites ASI members to be Guest Editors

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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Thumbnail for ASI 2019 – Awards and Special Honours

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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Thumbnail for ASI wins the IUIS Best 2019 International Day of Immunology Campaign Award

Friday October 18, 2019

Our fantastic events held around Australia and New Zealand would not be made possible without our enthusiastic local organising committees, the invited speakers, tour guides, workshop demonstrators and everyone in between!  Thank you all for sharing your dedication to science outreach and promoting immunology to the public during April and May. We have had an incredibly successful Day of Immunology in 2019 with a huge reach to the public and school students, plus plenty of media coverage too.   Check out the statistics ...
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Thumbnail for Get to know our members | Peter Doherty

Friday October 04, 2019

Introducing our brand new series "Get to know our members"     Peter Doherty     Tea or coffee?  Black coffee till 1PM, then black tea. Sweet or savoury?  Both: eat just about everything: savoury first, generally. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?  Walk, listen to opera, read, take uninspired photographs, watch Scandinavian noir murders on TV. Much of my “working life” is currently taken up with writing books for “lay” audiences.  Which immune cell is your favourite?  The killer T cell, of course. As a child, what did you want to ...
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Thumbnail for Nominations for ASI Council 2020

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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Thumbnail for ASI Awards Judging Panel Round 2 - Expressions of Interest

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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Thumbnail for Congratulations to Jacques Miller, ASI Member, recipient of the 2019 Lasker Award

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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Thumbnail for ASI representatives for IUIS General Assembly 2019

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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Thumbnail for ICB celebrates National Science Week in Australia with a new Virtual Issue

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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Thumbnail for Celebrate National Science Week - ‘I Am An Immunologist’ social media campaign

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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Thumbnail for Introducing our new ASI website

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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Tuesday April 30, 2019

The GTAC Day of Immunology Secondary School Workshops in Ballarat at Federation University were featured on WIN news. Click link below to watch footage. ASI member and past Secretary Prof Stuart Berzins (Federation University) key speaker was interviewed. Click here for more.
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Thumbnail for Holly Groome - ABC radio Adelaide

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Holly Groome from the Robinson Research Institute and University of Adelaide was interviewed by David Bevan. Click here to listen.
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Thumbnail for Einstein A Go Go, RRR Radio, Melbourne 2019

Sunday April 28, 2019

Prof Mimi Tang from MCRI will be discussing her research with Dr Shane and the team on RRR Einstein A Go-Go for International Day of Immunology. Click here to listen.
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