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Thursday March 25, 2021

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from current ASI members who may wish to attend the KAI 2021 Hybrid meeting.   The Korean Association of Immunologists have generously offered several KAI 2021 Scholarships to ASI members.  This scholarship will cover the online conference registration fees. KAI will be held from June 2-4 2021. Application Open Dates: March 25 - April 1 2021. Eligibility: Applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in 2020. Applicants must have paid their 2021 membership subscription before ...
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Tuesday March 23, 2021

More COVID relief for members: Free 2021 Student Memberships Applicable to student renewals received between Jan 1st - April 1st 2021 Great news for students! Given the challenging times we are in, we recently showed our support for members by announcing the new ASI Career Advancement Awards and the Carer Awards - COVID support. Today we have more great news!  We are pleased to inform our student members that their 2021 ASI membership will be reimbursed to them.    This fantastic offer is applicable to both ...
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Friday March 19, 2021

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the March 2021 ASI Newsletter.
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Tuesday March 16, 2021

2021 Margaret Baird Lecture Thank you to everyone who joined us on 9th March 2021 including our very special guests - the Baird family. If you missed it on the day, the recording is available for your viewing below. More ASI events
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Tuesday March 09, 2021

We welcome our new ASI Sustaining Member: Cayman Chemical   Our ASI Sustaining Members recognise the importance of supporting ASI and Immunology researchers in Australia and New Zealand.  We are grateful and proud to introduce our newest ASI Sustaining Member: Cayman Chemical. Helping Make Research Possible Cayman Chemical is a global provider of life science products and services to advance biomedical research and enable new therapies. Specializing in chemical synthesis, assay and antibody development, and preclinical drug discovery, Cayman creates and supplies small molecules, assay kits, antibodies, and ...
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Friday February 26, 2021

How to win your own autographed copy of Peter Doherty's book, "Pandemics"... Sign up to our ICB and CTI Content Alerts and receive content alerts directly to your inbox.
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Wednesday February 24, 2021

As the pandemic evolved in 2020 we introduced changes to some of the ASI awards to allow for broader scope/  flexibility, including the new Career Advancement Awards scheme as an alternative to the conventional International Travel Awards. In 2021, we will continue with these awards as per 2020. In 2020 we also launched two exciting new ASI awards, the Cheers-Buchan Education Award and Public Engagement Award. 2021 ASI Awards Application Rounds Please see the 2021 schedule below for each of the award ...
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Monday February 22, 2021

We welcome our new ASI Sustaining Member: PeproTech   Our ASI Sustaining Members recognise the importance of supporting ASI and Immunology researchers in Australia and New Zealand.  We are grateful and proud to introduce our newest ASI Sustaining Member: PeptroTech. About PeproTech PeproTech creates the building blocks of your life science research by manufacturing high-quality products that advance scientific discovery and human health.  Since 1988, we have grown into a global enterprise with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the US, and offices around the world.   With over 2,000 products, ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2021

ASI Media Release 13th Jan 2021. Amended. Clarification by The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology in response to comments published in The Age and the SMH on 13th Jan 2021. In response to articles published in The Age and The SMH on the 13th Jan 2021, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI) would like to expand on comments attributed to Professor Stephen Turner and ASI. Regarding a pause on the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine, the President of ...
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Friday December 18, 2020

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the December 2020 ASI Newsletter.
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Wednesday December 16, 2020

ASI Position Vacant: Editorial Assistant (ICB & CTI) Due to the significant growth of our ASI journals Immunology & Cell Biology and Clinical & Translational Immunology, we are now seeking an Editorial Assistant for our journals.  This would best suit someone with existing editorial experience or a strong interest in gaining experience in the publishing sphere. This is a remotely-located, contracted role requiring a time commitment of approximately 4 hours per week. Click the green button below for more details.  Please feel free to forward on to any ...
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Friday December 11, 2020

    Senga Whittingham As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A poet. I grossly over-estimated my talents. How many hours of sleep do you get? Varies. How many coffees/ teas do you drink per day? During lockdown a cup of coffee at the end of a walk proved therapeutic, and the number of teas are those required to maintain fluid balance. Which immune cell is your favourite?  The B lymphocyte.   The B lymphocyte was yet unnamed in 1960 when overnight I underwent my conversion ...
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Wednesday December 09, 2020

Many congratulations to the following people for receiving our prestigious ASI Awards and Special Honours. ASI AWARDS AND SPECIAL HONOURS Margaret Baird Women in Immunology Lectureship Award Michelle Boyle, QIMR-Berghofer Medical Research Institute Jared Purton - ASI Awards 1st Prize: Camille Guillerey, Mater Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland 2nd Prize: Junyun Lai, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre International Travel Award - Jacques Miller Barbara Fazekas de St Groth, University of Sydney Career Advancement Awards - Gordon Ada Fernando Guimaraes, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute Sumaira Hasnain, Mater Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland Farzaneh Kordbacheh, Australian ...
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Wednesday December 09, 2020

ASMR wishes to pass on the following message to ASI members. Dear Affiliate Members, “#advanceaustraliacare” campaign Funding of NHMRC grants is at an unprecedented low, and the health and medical research sector is unstable and on the brink of collapse. The ongoing lack of investment into the NHMRC grant schemes has highlighted that Australia is missing out on the benefits of a lot of great research. Help us show Australians and our government what we could achieve if the NHMRC had greater investment. We ...
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Monday December 07, 2020

ASI Expert Panel Series: The Best of ICB - recording now available An event like no other On the 26th Nov 2020, we shone a spotlight on 3 Immunology superstars whose papers were selected as part of our ICB Virtual Issue "The Best of ICB".  Congratulations to: Prof. David Tarlinton, Monash University "BAFF, IL‐4 and IL‐21 separably program germinal center‐like phenotype acquisition, BCL6 expression, proliferation and survival of CD40L‐activated B cells in vitro" A/Prof. Meredith O'Keeffe, Monash University "Daptomycin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates are poorly sensed by dendritic cells" Prof. Weisan Chen, La Trobe University "Host CD8α+ and ...
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Friday December 04, 2020

ASI Annual Conferences webpage This week we would have been at our 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting which regretfully could not go ahead. If you're missing our meetings as much as we are, feel free to visit our ASI webpage showing the locations of the next few conferences.  Take a trip down memory lane View our photo gallery page! You'll see we've started publishing quality photos of our conferences on our website!  Our Local Organising Committees put in a lot of time and effort in bringing ...
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Wednesday December 02, 2020

Message from our ASI FIMSA Representative As your FIMSA representative, I would like to inform you of the upcoming meeting for the Japanese Society of Immunology (JSI). There is a fantastic line up of speakers for their virtual conference "COVID-19 and Immunity" on the 8th December 2020, so don't miss this! JSI has very generously extended the discounted pricing usually reserved for JSI members,  to ASI members as affiliates of FIMSA. Click here to view the registration fees. Simply enter the special code '9999' at ...
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Friday November 20, 2020

Creating our 'Immunology Concepts' page Science communication has never been more important.  Here at ASI we've seen a dramatic surge of interest from the public in popular immunology topics, as the broader community are seeking easy-to-understand information from reliable organisations such as ASI. In the public section of our website, we are growing our resources for the non-scientific community who are interested in learning more about Immunology basics.  ASI Council recently approved the use of 'Special Initiative' funds to build our video resources ...
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Friday November 13, 2020

The UQ Vaccine: Insights and challenges - recording now available A major highlight! On the 10th Nov 2020, we were very fortunate to hear Prof. Trent Munro, Project Director of the UQ Vaccine speak with A/Prof. Severine Navarro, ASI QLD Branch Councillor.  After a brief overview of the latest insights into the UQ Vaccine development by the person who knows best, there was an opportunity for a live Q&A session from all registered attendees. Recording now available If you missed it, the recording is now available below ...
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Thursday November 05, 2020

2020 ASI AGM  Dear ASI member, Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology Inc. will be held as follows:  Date: Wednesday December 2nd 2020 Time: 12.00pm (AEDT) / 2pm (NZDT) Location:  Online via Zoom All current 2020 members are invited to attend and will need to register for the online AGM.  Please click the green button below to register so we can ensure our Zoom plan can accommodate the attendee numbers.   Key documents See below for key information and please note ...
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