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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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Thursday June 11, 2015

Don’t let your unanswered questions fly away! SEE THE DISCUSSION HERE Have you ever had a science-related question you’re itching to talk about with your colleagues? Perhaps something you've read has sparked an opinion you want to share. We know that feeling, which is why ASI is pleased to announce the launch of its new program “Q & Immunology” – an informal, social media-based discussion aimed to quench your unanswered questions. The premise is simple. You pose a question, topic or statement, and start ...
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Thursday April 16, 2015

Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to it being celebrated worldwide since 2007. Under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI), Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Australia since 2009. Day of Immunology events in Melbourne REGISTERING FOR ALL EVENTS IS ESSENTIAL! Places are limited. To register, and for more information on all these events, go to http://www.dayofimmunology.org.au Please direct enquiries to [email protected] Register for the public lecture "Immunology Myth ...
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Wednesday February 18, 2015

A World Health Organisation influenza expert and celebrated ASI Member, Professor Anne Kelso has been appointed the new new Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). See full media release here On the announcement, the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley said “Professor Kelso’s distinguished career in medical research and her track record in internationally competitive research in immunology and influenza make her an ideal choice to head up the NMHRC,” Professor Kelso obtained a Bachelor of Science ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014

Announcing the winners of the Publication of the Year Awards 2013. Congratulations to Kristie Jenkins (pictured) from Monash Institute of Medical Research who won the "Chris and Bhama Parish ICB Publication of the Year Award" and Yashar Seyed-Razavi of Monash University who won the "Thermo Fisher Scientific Publication Award" See more on Nature.com
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Thursday November 20, 2014

Immunology & Cell Biology celebrates 90 years of publication in the current year. The journal was founded in 1924 and a testament to the importance of this journal is that it has become home to a number of landmark papers in the field. This includes many primary works by Macfarlane Burnet, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology (1960) for and Donald Metcalf, winner of the Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (1993). (see more) ARTICLE highlights from 90 years ...
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Monday November 10, 2014

On behalf of the ASI executive team and council members, I would like to congratulate and welcome the incoming ASI council members and extend many thanks to members who took the time to vote for the positions of Deputy Treasurer and Coordinator of the VSP. It is therefore with great pleasure we introduce... Joanna Roberts Newsletter Editor Mainthan Palendira NSW Branch Rep Kim Jacobson Deputy Treasurer Joanna Kirman VSP Coordinator ASI Newsletter Editor Joanna Roberts has a keen interest in flow cytometry which began during ...
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Monday August 04, 2014

ASI launched the Women’s Initiative website in December 2013. This website promotes women immunologists, provides a mentoring service and features a database of talented female immunologists. Recently, EFIS also launched their “Women in Immunology” database. Similarly to the ASI database, the EFIS goal is to help scientists, research institutions, conference organisers and journal editors to easily identify high quality female immunologists. The database can be used to headhunt new researchers, to find appropriate chairs and speakers for conferences, and for peer ...
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Thumbnail for LATEST: Polio declared an international health emergency

Tuesday May 06, 2014

The World Health Organization has declared an international public health emergency for polio. The polio virus is spreading and ten countries are now vulnerable. This is an urgent call for the international community to redouble our efforts and finally eradicate polio. You can help make it happen: buy mum a pack of 200 polio vaccines for Mother's Day. http://www.unicef.org.au/Charity-Gifts/polio-vaccine.aspx
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Monday April 07, 2014

Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to it being celebrated worldwide since 2007. Under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) , Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Australia since 2009. Day of Immunology events in Melbourne and Geelong Register for the public lecture -Melbourne  Book a discovery tour - Melbourne, Geelong Book A 2014 Influenza Vaccination - only $10 Chat with immunologists over a coffee and biscuits about the science of vaccination at the ...
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Friday April 04, 2014

Vaccines to prevent leishmaniasis Rajiv Kumar and Christian Engwerda Clin Trans Immunol 3: e13; doi:10.1038/cti.2014.4 Abstract | Full Text | PDF Subject Category: Immunotherapy Clinical immune-monitoring strategies for predicting infection risk in solid organ transplantation Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Deepali Kumar and Atul Humar Clin Trans Immunol 3: e12; doi:10.1038/cti.2014.3 Abstract | Full Text | PDF Subject Category: Infection and immunity Accelerating immune reconstitution after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Ifigeneia Tzannou and Ann M Leen Clin Trans Immunol 3: e11; doi:10.1038/cti.2014.2 Abstract | Full Text | PDF Subject Category: Immunotherapy Welcome to Clinical & Translational Immunology * Online ...
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Monday April 22, 2013

World leading immunologists will discuss what happens when the body's defences turn against us in Melbourne this month as part of International Day of Immunology. Normally, the immune system protects the body from foreign material like germs; however, sometime this process is flawed and our own cells are targeted causing problems from allergies to autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and Coeliac disease. Read here
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Friday April 20, 2012

The life-saving work of researchers who explore our immune system to develop vaccines and fight diseases like HIV will be recognised as part of International Day of Immunology celebrations. A series of public events in Melbourne next week will highlight the importance of this field of medical research to the public and the advances in immunology that Melbourne researchers continue to make. Read here
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