🎗️ ASI Public Event | DoI Discovery Tour at WEHI 2023
Date28 April 2023, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
11am - 1:00pm (VIC)
WEHI – Level 7 Davis Auditorium and tour of labs
Immunologists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
ASI VIC/TAS celebrates International Day of Immunology
🌏 "Discovery Tour at WEHI"
🗓️ April 28th 2023 at 11am - 1pm AEST
🏷️ FREE PUBLIC EVENT
To register, please scroll down to the bottom of the page
Go behind the scenes of one of Victoria's leading medical research institutes
As part of the Day of Immunology Victoria 2023, organised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI), the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) 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.
WEHI boasts a long history of significant medical discoveries, including the 1960 Nobel Prize-winning “discovery of acquired immunological tolerance” by former director Sir Macfarlane Burnet.
WEHI is where the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make life-changing scientific discoveries that help people live healthier for longer.
Find out more at www.wehi.edu.au
- Tours are free and run for approximately 60 minutes.
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
- All visitors to WEHI must be fully vaccinated and show proof on arrival.
- If visitors are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event.
- WEHI recommends the wearing of masks within large groups or in smaller spaces where social distancing is limited.
- As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes (preferably flat) must be worn. Safety glasses will be provided.
- The minimum age for discovery tour attendees is 12 years old. All children under 18 years need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
- This event is wheelchair accessible.
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 Jodie Hemingway.
Getting to WEHI:
WEHI is located at 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, between the Melbourne Private Hospital and University High School and is easily accessible from Royal Parade (just north of Grattan Street).
There is limited ticketed parking on-street and at surrounding car parking facilities.
The No. 19 tram travels along Elizabeth Street from Flinders Street Station to Royal Parade and provides the closest public transport access point. Alight at Stop 11 Melbourne University.
Alternatively take trams 58 or 59, and alight at Stop 14, Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Bus routes 401 and 402 stop at the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade. From here it’s a five-minute walk to WEHI along Royal Parade.
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 www.dayofimmunology.org.au or click here to email us.
How to register
Register before April 26th 2023 at 23:59 for your FREE ticket to this fabulous event.
Scroll down to the green button below 'REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT'.
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'.