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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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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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Thumbnail for ASI ICI 2016 Travel Bursary Awardees

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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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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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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Thumbnail for Australasian Medical Research and Clinical Societies applaud support of vaccination by University of Wollongong academics.

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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Thumbnail for More than $100,000 in bursaries for ASI members to attend ICI2016

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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Thumbnail for Vale Geoff Shellam

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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Thumbnail for Congratulations to Professor Anne Kelso, the new Chief Executive Officer of the NHMRC

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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Thumbnail for Women in Immunology – EFIS and ASI!

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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