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๐ŸŽ—๏ธ ASI Public Event VIC | DoI Discovery Tour at the Doherty Institute 2024

Date

29 April 2024

Time

Please arrive at 4pm for 4:15 - 5.30pm (VIC)

Venue

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Speakers

Immunologists from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.

Price




Description

ASI VIC/TAS celebrates International Day of Immunology
๐ŸŒ "Discovery Tour at The Peter Doherty Institute"

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ April 29th 2024 at 4:15 - 5:30pm (VIC)

๐Ÿท๏ธ 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 celebration events, organised by the ASI VIC/TAS Branch, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity 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.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct, the Doherty Institute is named in honour of Patron, Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells.

Under the expert guidance of Professor Sharon Lewin, (Director, Doherty Institute), who is a leader in research and clinical management of HIV and infectious diseases, the Doherty Institute has more than 700 staff who work on infection and immunity through a broad spectrum of activities. This includes discovery research; diagnosis, surveillance and investigation of infectious disease outbreaks; and the development of ways to prevent, treat and eliminate infectious diseases.

Discovery Tour details:

  • Tours are free and run for approximately 75 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
  • As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes (preferably flat) must be worn for occupational health and safety reasons. 
  • The minimum age for discovery tour attendees is 12 years old. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.

โ„น๏ธ This event listing is for the Doherty Institute Discovery Tour.  The Doherty Institute will also offer a Public Lecture which follows on from this Discovery Tour.  If you wish to attend the Public Lecture, please ensure you register separately for this here.  

For more information on Day of Immunology Discovery Tours, click here or follow us on twitter, facebook or instagram.

Getting to the Institute:

The Doherty Institute is located at 792 Elizabeth Street, opposite the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, please enter via revolving doors at Elizabeth St entrance. Ticketed parking is available on-street and at surrounding car parking facilities. We will meet at the reception on ground floor prior to the tour.

 

Organiser Description:

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Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology Incorporated | Established 1971

ABN 76 330 189 856
ARBN 084 971 559
CAV A0016266B
 

 

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.

๐Ÿท๏ธ How to register

Register before Thursday April 25th 2024 for your FREE ticket to this fabulous event.
Scroll down to the green button below 'REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT'.


Although this is a free event, we ask you to consider making a small donation to ASI to support an Immunology researcher. 
No amount is too small. We are deeply appreciative of your support.

Please click here to donate

 

๐Ÿšฉ This event is strictly limited to 60 people, so please register for this event and wait for an email from our organisers that confirms your place.  For more information, contact [email protected].

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'.

๐Ÿ“ง Further information

For more information, contact [email protected].


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