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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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Wednesday January 15, 2020

Immunology & Cell Biology  ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Social Media and Web Content applications are now invited Immunology & Cell Biology is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Editor to support the ICB Editorial Team. The primary responsibility of the Associate Editor is to support the Editor-in-Chief in maintaining and building ICB as a definitive source of primary immunology research. The Associate Editor will be part of an Editorial Team consisting of the Editor-in-Chief, four Deputy Editors, two News & Commentary Editors, and an Editorial Assistant. She ...
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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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Monday December 16, 2019

  Following our recent ASI AGM on the 10th Dec 2019, we would like to thank our Outgoing Councillors and congratulate our Incoming Councillors.  Please join us in thanking our Outgoing Councillors to whom we are indebted for their dedication, time and efforts, in making ASI a wonderful society to be a part of. Please also join us in congratulating and welcoming our newest ASI Council Members who have recently taken up their positions at our 2019 AGM.     With much gratitude to our Outgoing ...
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Monday November 25, 2019

Last chance to sign up to be an ASI2019 social media ambassador! It is almost time for ASI 2019 and we’re looking for some keen social media users to post meeting highlights and share their experiences on Twitter and Facebook. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network, and progress your science communication skills! Students and ECRs will be given first preference, but we encourage that all attendees join the online conversation at #ASI2019SA and at the conference facebook group. If you are already active on Twitter and/or Facebook and ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2019

Dear ASI member, Notice is hereby given that the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology Inc. will be held as follows:  Date: Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 Time: 12.30pm (ACDT) Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia See below for key information and please note we have 4 proposed changes to the ASI Constitution. 2019 AGM Agenda 2018 AGM Minutes Proxy Form - for those who cannot attend. Your member number can be located within your member profile. Kind regards,  ASI Executive Committee
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Monday November 18, 2019

ASMR wishes to pass on the following message to ASI members. If you have not already completed the survey below, I urge you to do so now.   The data provided about Australia's HMR workforce is invaluable in communicating with Ministers, Shadow Ministers and government at all levels.   Your assistance in supporting the sector in this way is much appreciated.   Dear Member, In light of the rapidly evolving health and medical research landscape, the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) is conducting a workforce ...
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Wednesday November 13, 2019

The Best of CTI 2019 The ASI journal Clinical & Translational Immunology publishes cutting-edge advances in biomedical research for scientists and physicians, and is proud to promote scientific excellence. We are excited to announce the following publications have been selected by the CTI Editorial Board as being the Best of CTI for 2019: Kathryn E Hally   Platelets regulate leucocyte responses to Toll‐like receptor stimulation James (Jim) Harris   Analysis of serum interleukin(IL)‐1α, IL‐1β and IL‐18 in patients with systemic sclerosis Lisa FP Ng   Novel differential linear B‐cell epitopes to identify Zika and dengue virus ...
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Wednesday November 06, 2019

The Best of ICB 2019 The ASI journal Immunology & Cell Biology  publishes cutting-edge research and is proud to promote scientific excellence. We are excited to announce the following publications have been selected by the ICB Editorial Board as being the Best of ICB for 2019: Daniel Gray   CARD11 is dispensable for homeostatic responses and suppressive activity of peripherally induced FOXP3 + regulatory T cells Jason Kelly   Chronically stimulated human MAIT cells are unexpectedly potent IL-13 producers Chunni Lu   Memory regulatory T cells home to the lung and control influenza A virus infection     Don't miss ...
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Tuesday October 29, 2019

With much excitement, we are very pleased to announce our ASI Council Members for 2020. We warmly welcome:  ASI Vice President Prof Stephen Turner ASI New Zealand Branch Councillor Dr Ries Langley As we have received multiple nominations for the other positions on ASI Council, we will be conducting a ballot for the following national positions: ASI Honorary Secretary Nominees Dr Amy Chung  Dr Connie Jackaman ASI Day of Immunology Coordinator Nominees Dr Gabriela Khoury Dr Paulo Martins All current financial members are eligible to vote for national Council positions. Please note that if ...
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Tuesday October 29, 2019

If you are a member of ASI QLD, you are invited to vote for your QLD Branch Councillor. ASI QLD Branch Councillor Nominees A/Prof Severine Navarro Dr Danielle Stanisic Outcomes will be announced at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). If you are a current financial member based in QLD, please vote below.   (function(t,e,s,n){var o,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(n)||(o=e.getElementsByTagName(s),a=o[o.length-1],c=e.createElement(s),c.type="text/javascript",c.async=!0,c.id=n,c.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/tRaiETqnLgj758hTBazgdyipWjO9g2j0Gu6XZK8BLMkA8tgPWBsnGkc6li9Tg_2Bb4.js"].join(""),a.parentNode.insertBefore(c,a))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); .
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Tuesday October 29, 2019

If you are a member of ASI VIC/TAS, you are invited to vote for the ASI VIC/TAS Branch Councillor.  ASI VIC/TAS Branch Councillor Nominees Dr James Harris A/Prof Scott Mueller Outcomes will be announced at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). If you are a current financial member, please vote below. (function(t,e,s,n){var o,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(n)||(o=e.getElementsByTagName(s),a=o[o.length-1],c=e.createElement(s),c.type="text/javascript",c.async=!0,c.id=n,c.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/tRaiETqnLgj758hTBazgdyipWjO9g2j0Gu6XZK8BLMmJOTGNFwNxgU8g5Ju7bpaF.js"].join(""),a.parentNode.insertBefore(c,a))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); .
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Monday October 28, 2019

ICB and CTI Publication of the Year Awards for 2018 Congratulations to the winners of these prestigious awards! Every year, our ASI journals Immunology & Cell Biology and Clinical & Translational Immunology recognise the most outstanding articles based on scientific merit, published in the former year. Click here to read the latest ICB Editorial about the ICB Awards by Anne La Flamme, ICB Editor-in-Chief.     Garth Cameron  Immunology & Cell Biology Chris and Bhama Parish Publication of the Year Award is awarded to  Garth Cameron Differential surface phenotype and context‐ dependent reactivity of functionally diverse NKT cells Emma de Jong   Immunology & Cell Biology Thermo Fisher ...
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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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