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Searching for tag: Immunology
Thursday March 05, 2020
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 ...
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
Mid-senior career researcher (ideally)
Experience in training PhD ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Friday December 20, 2019
Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the December 2019 ASI Newsletter.
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
Jonathan Sprent, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
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
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 ...
Friday October 04, 2019
Introducing our brand new series
"Get to know our members"
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 ...
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
Vice President - 4 year total term comprising 1 year as Vice ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Tuesday April 30, 2019
Holly Groome from the Robinson Research Institute and University of Adelaide was interviewed by David Bevan. Click here to listen.
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.
Sunday December 23, 2018
We recently offered ASI members the opportunity to submit an image to be used as the new 2019 cover for our ASI flagship journal Immunology & Cell Biology.
2019 ICB Cover by Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, WEHI & Carolina Camargo de Oliveira, UFPR, Brazil
2019 Special Features Cover by Chelsea Gerada, Megan Steain, Brian P. McSharry, Barry Slobedman, Allison Abendroth, USYD
Congratulations to Fernando Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes (WEHI), who submitted the winning image that will be used for the 2019 cover of Immunology & Cell Biology.
Additionally, many congratulations ...