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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 Please refer to the email we have sent to you and note we have 4 proposed changes to the ASI Constitution. 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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Thursday October 17, 2019

ICB and CTI are featured in the latest Wiley Virtual Issue to celebrate IUIS 2019 in Beijing!  Visit the Virtual Issue collection for the most recent advances in Immunology and Disease research.
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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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Monday September 30, 2019

Childcare at ASI 2018 Perth ASI is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and we encourage you to bring your families to explore Adelaide with you. Being at the forefront of what we do and following the success of last year, we are offering onsite childcare again this year. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and be sure to lock in your early bird registration discount for ASI 2019 before October 4th 2019. If you have any questions about the childcare service please email [email protected] We can't wait to ...
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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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Tuesday September 17, 2019

Please click here to visit our Newsletter page and download your copy of the September 2019 ASI Newsletter.
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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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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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Tuesday September 03, 2019

Application rounds for the following ASI Awards are currently open, and close September 30th 2019: International Travel Awards: Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Senior Travel Awards: Gordon Ada International Travel Awards - Postgraduate Purpose: To support student members of ASI who wish to travel overseas for conferences (excluding the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting). These awards are offered twice a year. Please note that Higher Degree students, Honours students and Research Technicians are all eligible to apply for Postgraduate Travel Awards. International Travel Awards - Postdoctoral Purpose: To support early-mid career members of ASI who wish to ...
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Monday September 02, 2019

Is there an Immunologist you would like to meet? A key benefit to being an ASI member is the opportunity to nominate a prominent international Immunologist whom you'd like to meet and possibly collaborate with. There are 2 opportunities every year for ASI members to nominate international speakers to visit Australia and New Zealand, funded by ASI. The second 2019 nomination round is currently open and closes September 30th 2019. Click here to learn more.
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Monday September 02, 2019

Abstract submissions for the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting have been extended until 6th September 2019, so we’d like to remind you of the fantastic ASI Meeting Awards, Subsidies and Travel Bursaries currently on offer.   Applications for all Annual Meeting Awards also close 6th September 2019. Why is it so great to be an ASI member? Last year we DOUBLED our Travel Bursary total funding to AUD 40 000 this year, so your chances of success are: ~1 in 2 if you are a Postgraduate Student ~2 in 3 if you are a ...
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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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