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Wednesday May 23, 2018

Did you know? Eligibility for ASI International Travel Awards and some Annual Meeting Awards requires membership in the preceding year. So to be eligible for 2019 awards, this requires 2018 membership. Be a good lab citizen! Forward this information on to your new lab member, and ensure your own membership is up-to-date so you can be listed as one of their Nominators. Why join? We offer a huge range of Membership Benefits. It’s a no-brainer really. Click here to read more. How much does it ...
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Sunday April 29, 2018

2018 has been our biggest and best year yet for Day of Immunology in Australia and New Zealand. This year has been a huge success due to the contributions from many. With much gratitude we thank: Dr Gabriela Khoury, ASI Day of Immunology Coordinator Our Sponsors and Participating Institutes Jie Zhou, creative mastermind behind our new DoI logo Members of ASI DoI Committees around Australia and New Zealand the many volunteers who organised and hosted our events the public who came along to our events For future Day of ...
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Thumbnail for Exciting Opportunity for ASCIA Members to join the CTI Editorial Board

Saturday April 28, 2018

ASI are currently inviting Expressions of Interest from ASCIA Members who are interested in the honorary roles of Deputy Editor and several Editorial Board Member positions for our journal Clinical and Translational Immunology (CTI). We are looking for high-profile clinicians who are ready for an exciting new challenge or are interested in diversifying their skillset. This will be a rewarding way to make a major editorial contribution to Clinical Immunology in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please contact Prof. Rajiv Khanna, ...
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Sunday April 22, 2018

Prof Robyn O’Hehir (Monash University, The Alfred Hospital) discussed Thunderstorm Asthma with Dr Shane and the team on RRR Einstein A Go-Go for International Day of Immunology. Listen in here
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Thumbnail for I’m an Immunologist” ASI social media promotional campaign

Tuesday April 10, 2018

“You’re a what?” “An Immunologist.” Whether it is a family member, friend, date, other acquaintance, we’ve all been there before. Immunologists take all shapes and sizes. To help the public become more familiar with what an immunologist does, ASI will be running a social media promotional campaign to show case its members. “I’m an Immunologist” will profile ASI members on twitter, facebook and Instagram. This will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with the public and will look great on your CV. Who ...
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Monday March 26, 2018

Day of Immunology Logo Competition – winner announced!   With the International Day of Immunology approaching soon - 29th of April - it is with great pleasure that I announce the logo competition winner.   The new logo will be rolled out across Australia and New Zealand during our 2018 events. It will be used for Day of Immunology, flyers, merchandise and other resources. I’d like to congratulate Jie and thank the other members who submitted entries. I’m really excited by the final end product ...
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Monday March 19, 2018

ASI NSW are inviting students to submit a poster explaining some immunological concepts suitable to the general public with a special focus upon HSC student curriculum. Those selected as a finalist will be displayed at the public forum welcome reception, and judged for a people's choice award and best poster. Key Guidelines: Please relate this to your own studies, and aim to include images and schematics rather than data dense graphs etc. Remember to keep it informative, scientifically defensible and able to be understood ...
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Thumbnail for Invitation for Proposals for Special Features in ICB for 2019

Friday February 16, 2018

Keen to strengthen your Track Record and raise your profile? Looking to enhance your Editorial Responsibilities? Ready for an exciting new challenge and experience? Enjoy networking with other like-minded Immunologists? Whatever your motivation, Immunology & Cell Biology needs you! Help our flagship journal continue on its successful trajectory by becoming an ICB Special Feature Coordinator. As an ASI member, this is your opportunity to make an editorial contribution to one of the oldest specialty Immunology journals in existence. The Special Features in ICB have become a unique ...
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Thumbnail for Call for EOI’s for a Speaker to attend Brazilian Society of Immunology (SBI) Meeting

Monday January 22, 2018

  ASI is calling for Expressions of Interest for a speaker to attend the XLIII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Immunology (SBI) October 1 - 4, 2018 SBI will be hosting their XLIII Congress and has invited ASI to participate by providing 1 speaker. ASI Council has accepted and is now calling for Expressions of Interest from our members to fill this position. Attendance of 1 ASI member is jointly supported by SBI and ASI. The successful nominee will give a talk at the meeting ...
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Thumbnail for Call for EOI’s for Speakers to attend Singaporean Society for Immunology 10th Anniversary Symposium

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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Thumbnail for ASI 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

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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Thumbnail for ASI is calling for ideas and proposals for novel initiatives

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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