🎗️ ASI Public Event | DoI Discovery Tour at La Trobe Institute


1 May 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


10am - 1:00pm (VIC)


La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science


Dr Stephanie Gras



ASI VIC/TAS celebrates International Day of Immunology
🌏 "Discovery Tour at LIMS"

🗓️ May 1st 2022 at 10am - 1pm


Go behind the scenes of one of Victoria's leading medical research institutes

As part of the Day of Immunology Victoria 2022, organised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI), the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science is opening its doors to the public.

Discovery tours provide a unique opportunity for the community to find out more about medical research, see our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our exciting discoveries and talk to passionate scientists about their research.

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), a La Trobe University-embedded molecular research institute, is committed to solving global problems and improving the welfare of human societies. The Institute's research is supported by a state-of-the-art facility where scientists from different disciplines work together to achieve research outcomes.

In celebration of the "Day of Immunology", we would like to invite you to join us on a public Discovery Tour, featuring:
✔️ guest lectures by world-leading researchers
✔️ interactive research demonstrations
✔️ a tour of our institute.
You will be taken on a research journey throughout LIMS to explore what makes us sick, how our bodies fight infection and how we can develop new therapeutics to treat disease.

Everyone is welcome. Book now to avoid disappointment as limited spots are available!
Refreshments are provided at the end of the tours.
All attendees will be entered into a draw to win prizes!
Attendees must be fully vaccinated to take part.

Discovery Tour details:

  • As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes (preferably flat) must be worn for occupational health and safety reasons.
  • Photography: participants are welcome to take photographs during the tour, but please frame working scientists outside of the photos unless permission is given.

📧 For more information, contact Scott Williams.

ℹ️ This event listing is for the LIMS Discovery Tour.  LIMS is also running a Facility Tour.  Please choose between the Discovery Tour and Facility Tour and only register for 1 event please.

Getting to the Institute:

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science is located at the La Trobe University Melbourne Campus, Science Drive, Bundoora, VIC 3086

Parking is free on campus during the weekend. Car Park 8 is the closest to the building.

Other ASI VIC/TAS Discovery tours and events:

Other Melbourne research institutes that are also offering tours as part of Day of Immunology in Victoria include:

  • Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash, Clayton
  • La Trobe Institute for Medical Science, Bundoora (this event listing)
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne
  • University of Tasmania, Tasmania

We are also holding a public lecture at The Peter Doherty Institute on the 29th April 2022, 6-7pm.

For more information on Day of Immunology visit or follow us on twitter, facebook or instagram.

Organiser Description:

Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology - Day of Immunology

The purpose of the Day of Immunology is to strengthen public awareness of immunology as a basis for individual health and well-being.
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 Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI) and other generous sponsors, Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Victoria since 2009.
For more information, please visit or click here to email us. 

How to register


Registrations were due to close April 30th 2022 however we have reached maximum capacity.
Please see our Discovery Tour page to take a virtual tour.

🚩 This event is strictly limited to 50 people, so please register for this event and wait for an email from our organisers that confirms your place.  For more information, please contact Scott Williams.

This is a COVID-safe event

Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us.  Please be prepared to present your current COVID-19 vaccination status if asked by Event Organisers.

Please indicate your vaccination status on the next page.

Why are you interested in touring?

We'd love to know why you are visiting, so please pop any additional info in the field called 'Additional Requirements'.

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