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Sunday January 14, 2018

ASI is calling for expressions of interest for speakers to attend the 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Singaporean Society for Immunology (SgSI), 31 May - 1 June 2018 SgSI will be hosting their 10th year Anniversary Symposium from 31 May - 1 June 2018 and has invited ASI to participate by providing 5 speakers. ASI Council has accepted and is now calling for expressions of interest from our members to fill these positions. Attendance of 5 ASI members is jointly supported by SgSI/ASI. Successful nominees will ...
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Thursday December 14, 2017

With 628 delegates, the ASI2017 conference in Brisbane truly exceeded everyone’s expectations. Highlights included Graham Mitchell’s life journey of an immunologist in “parasite paradise”, Lynn Corcoran’s inspiring Burnet Oration, the outstanding international and national speakers, lively poster discussions and an unforgettable Lafferty Debate. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, as well as the volunteer social media ambassadors and photographers, who helped us share ASI2017 with the world. Congratulations to our Co-Chairs Antje Blumenthal and Kristen Radford for a hugely ...
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Thursday December 14, 2017

Are you creative? Design savvy? ASI is looking for a creative individual to design a Day of Immunology logo. The International Day of Immunology occurs annually on the 29th of April. The primary goal of the day is to promote immunology to the public and encourage a better understanding of why our immune systems are important during health and disease. The logo will be used across all regions for the promotion of Day of Immunology events held each year. It will also be ...
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Wednesday October 11, 2017

ASI has some new and exciting plans and would like to ask you for your ideas / contributions to move ASI into the future. ASI has set aside $200 000 for new initiatives to benefit our members and we are inviting you to take part in this process by telling us about your ideas / proposals for novel initiatives. New initiatives should be within the scope of the society and to the benefit of ASI membership. As an example, we are currently ...
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Thumbnail for ASI is calling for special interest groups (existing and new)

Monday August 28, 2017

At the 2016 ASI Council meeting, a review of ASI's Special Interest Groups was proposed. The goal is to revitalise existing SIGs and to generate a platform to create new SIG's.   This review process will hopefully result in several active SIGs running lots of activities for the benefit of our membership, actively involving the membership and spanning across different fields of interests of ASI members. To this end, and in accordance with the ASI constitution, we are asking our membership to get ...
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Tuesday August 08, 2017

Highlights from Day of Immunology 2017 published in European Journal of Immunology. Check out the article
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Sunday April 16, 2017

Prof David Tarlinton and Dr Dimitra Zotos discuss the Immune System and International Day of Immunology with Dr Shane, Dr Laura MacKay and others on RRR Einstein A Go-Go. If you missed the discussions on the weekend. Listen in here
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Thumbnail for Call for entries for DOI’s photography exhibition

Wednesday February 15, 2017

2017 Day of Immunology "Snapshots of the Immune System" Scientific Photography Exhibition - Call for entries.
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Monday December 19, 2016

ASI is pleased to congratulate the 2016 Award recipients. We are looking forward to reading all about your travels and conference adventures in the ASI Newsletter in 2017! The full list of Past ASI Awards winners can now be found on the ASI Past Award Winners page, under the Awards tab from theASI homepage. Postgrad Surname Given Names Email Leong Yew Ann [email protected] Baker Paul [email protected] Alcantara Marice B. [email protected] O’Sullivan Kim [email protected] Hilligan Kerry [email protected] Hartstonge Kirsten Ward [email protected] Postdoc Man Si Ming [email protected] McWilliam Hamish [email protected] Coll Rebecca [email protected] Eckle Sidonia [email protected] Guillerey Camille [email protected] Vasanthakumar Ajithkumar [email protected] Miller     Belz Gabrielle [email protected] Ada     Blumenthal Antje [email protected] Byrne Scott [email protected] Feature image: Luau at ThymUS 2016 - Nicole La Gruta (GORDON ADA SENIOR TRAVEL AWARD 2015) as featured in ASI Newsletter September 2016
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Friday November 18, 2016

ASI is pleased to announce the creation of a new award The Jared Purton - ASI award The Jared Purton - ASI award for research to be undertaken during 2017 The deadline for submissions is December 3rd. Background: This award was established in memoriam of Jared Purton, a promising young Immunologist from Melbourne who tragically died in 2009 during his postdoctoral time in the US. The prize money is donated by Jared's parents. Purpose: The Jared Purton – ASI award seeks to recognise an Early ...
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Friday November 11, 2016

CTI Special Feature on Inflammatory Diseases: A Translational Perspective Special Feature Coordinator: Dr Connie Wong, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Immune homeostasis relies on fine-tuned responses aimed at defending the host, protecting it from infection and promoting repair from injury. However, this process can go amiss, resulting in the development of inflammatory diseases. Despite very different aetiologies and clinical presentations, recent research findings in the physiopathology and ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2016

The ASI Awards Committee are pleased to announce the winners of the ASI ICI 2016 travel bursaries. ASI have awarded 210 bursaries, including 3 ASI-FIMSA Awards. This year, the success rate was 75% from an overwhelming 276 applicants! We would like to acknowledge the wonderful support we receive from our awards sponsors. We've been fortunate to have outstanding contributions from Monash University Department of Immunology and Pathology, Monash University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Garvan Institute, University of Newcastle, Pharmaxis, University ...
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Thursday April 28, 2016

The inaugural Snapshots of the Immune system exhibition is in COSMOS magazine. The article features exhibition Curator Dr Gabriela Khoury and 5 exhibits from local Immunologists - View here Cecilia Naranjo Golborne and Paul McMenamin, Monash University. Antony Orth, RMIT University / Ethan Schonbrun, Harvard University Heloise Halse, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Fernando Guimaraes, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research / Kimberley Miles, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Maverick Lau, Monash University
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Saturday April 23, 2016

DoI events near you! Be sure to check out the special Day of Immunology talks on RRR and ABC Melb Radio, recorded over the weekend by immediate Past President Dale Godfrey and Vice President Susanne Heinzel. Listen to Dale: at around 45min: Listen to Su: at around 1:19min Victoria Friday 29th April Vaccination Cafe - website Public Lecture -website Photography Exhibition- website School workshops - website Free discovery tours - Check the DoI website for more! Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Infection and Immunity Program Friday 29 April 2016: 1.45pm for 2pm ...
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Thursday April 21, 2016

Explore ‘Immunology heroes and villains’ at the annual Day of Immunology. Read here
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Thumbnail for Snapshots of the immune system – DOI, Victoria, photography exhibition – call for entries

Wednesday March 02, 2016

The Victorian Day of Immunology organizing committee is pleased to announce a call for entries to the inaugural “Snapshots of the immune system” photo exhibition 2016. This event is being held in April as part of international Day of Immunology. Researchers at all levels are invited to apply and submit images featuring the amazing immune system. These can be histology, confocal, laboratory scenes, public health related, and everything in between. The exhibition was conceived to not only display visually pleasing photos but ...
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Sunday February 28, 2016

Dear colleagues, This follows on from recent publicity regarding the vaccination and anti-vaccination debate, centered around the press release from the University of Wollongong senior academics. See it here. The assembled major biological and clinical societies concerned with research and policy in this area have produced a consensus statement in support of the value of vaccination, which can be viewed by clicking here: AustMedResSoc-pro-vaccination-press-release. For further information: Contact individual societies or Professor Christopher Goodnow, President, Australasian Society for Immunology Australasian Society for Immunology (via ...
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Tuesday December 22, 2015

Dear ASI Members, ICI2016 will bring Immunologists from around the world to our doorstep. The ICI only takes place every 3 years and this is a unique opportunity to showcase your work to the experts in your field. ASI will support attendance of postgrad and junior postdoc members at ICI2016 with bursaries of a combined value of more than 100k. To be eligible for a bursary, you will need to submit your abstract by the abstract deadline of 8 February 2016. Details ...
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Friday August 14, 2015

Dear Members, This is a reminder that nominations are called for several positions on ASI council that will commence at the Annual General Meeting in Canberra in December. Please complete the nomination form and return to me by COB Friday 18th October 2015, including a 200 word biography. Please note that one of the positions (ASI meeting coordinator) was not included in the first notification of these elections. See below for details about this and other positions. The following positions are open ...
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Tuesday July 07, 2015

Dear Colleagues, I am sad to report that Professor Geoff Shellam passed away last week. Geoff was a pioneer and world leader in immunogenetics, particularly the interaction between mouse cytomegalovirus and the immune system as an illuminating example of persistent herpesvirus infections. Geoff contributed greatly to our society. He was ASI President in 1992-1993, and recognized with Honorary Life Membership in 2012. Those of us who were lucky enough to have interacted with Geoff will recall that he was a person of great ...
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