Advanced Immunology School


ASI Advanced Immunology School

Providing training in advanced and cutting edge
basic and clinical immunological research
for early career researchers

2021 ASI Advanced Immunology School

"Immune Challenges"

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2022 ASI Advanced Immunology School

The second ASI Advanced Immunology School will be held from 12-15 October 2021 at Long Point Conference Centre, Long Point, Sydney, NSW.

The theme for the 2021 AIS will be ‘Immune Challenges’.

The ASI-AIS aims to provide training in advanced and cutting edge basic and clinical immunological research for early career researchers with a sound background knowledge in the principles of immunology in a friendly scientific environment.  

The 3-day program will consist of presentations by expert scientists and round-table discussions to give in-depth understanding of recent advances and emerging themes in immunology, workshops on immunological technologies and sessions to enhance professional skills including scientific writing and reviewing. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own research.

The interactive nature of the ASI-AIS aims to provide a platform for communication between the participants and teaching faculty and for establishing new collaborations and professional networks.  

Teaching Faculty

Confirmed members of the teaching faculty at ASI-AIS 2021 include:

Robert Brink (Garvan)
Vanessa Bryant (WEHI)
Georgina Clark (USyd)
Iain Comerford (AdelU)
Lisa Ebert (UniSA)
Chris Engwerda (QIMR)
Susanne Heinzel (WEHI)
Connie Jackaman (Curtin)
Katherine Kedzierska (Doherty)
Michaela Lucas (UWA)
Bruce Lyons (UTas)
Shalin Naik (WEHI)
Joanne Reed (Garvan) 
Kate Schroder (UQ)
Michelle Wykes (QIMR)


Download the Program

Please click here to download the program and view our speaker biographies.

A great opportunity for PhD students and ECRs

The AIS is limited to 45 participants and is primarily intended for late-stage PhD students and early career postdocs, however there are no restrictions on career status to apply.  Should there be more than 45 applications, the participants will be selected based on the information provided in the application. After the application deadline, all applicants will be contacted and receive instructions about next steps.

Selected delegates for the School must be current 2021 members of ASI. New members joining ASI at the time of EOI submission are welcome at the ASI-AIS.

Registration costs

The exciting news is that registration costs for participants have been reduced from $350 to $250 per person!
This is due to the generous support of our sponsors below.

This fee includes:

  • participation at all scheduled activities at the School
  • accommodation (shared rooms)
  • food and some drinks. 


  • All current ASI members are eligible to apply (newly joined members are welcome to apply)
  • Applicants who are not current members, must have paid their membership subscription before submitting their EOI form

Application procedure

  1. Click here to download the application form.
  2. Include a CV (1 page) in the format outlined in the application form.
  3. Save your file as "LASTNAME YYYY_AIS” as a single pdf file.
  4. Log in to your member profile, click on 'Applications' and then 'apply for award', to upload your file.

This great opportunity opens on May 10th and closes on May 31st 2021 at 23:59:00 AEST.

Help us spread the word about AIS 2021

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and anybody you think might be interested. 
Feel free to download the flyer and display at your institute.

With much gratitude to our confirmed sponsors for 2021

Platinum Sponsor



Major Sponsors



Supporting Sponsors



Disclaimer of Liability

The Organising Committee will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss of or damage to their personal property as a result of the meeting or related events.

Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions, the Organising Committee shall endeavour to reschedule.  All participants who have paid a registration fee will receive a full refund on the registration fee, but all participants (attendees and teaching faculty) hereby indemnify and hold the Organising Committee unaccountable for all out-of pocket travel and quarantine -related costs, damages and expenses.

2019 ASI Advanced Immunology School

"Immune Life"

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Inaugural ASI Advanced Immunology School

The inaugural ASI Advanced Immunology School was held from 22-25 July 2019 at Iluka Retreat, Rawson, Victoria.

ASI Advanced Immunology School Committee


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