Advanced Immunology School


ASI Advanced Immunology School

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

The inaugural ASI Advanced Immunology School will be held from 22-25 July 2019 at Iluka Retreat, Rawson, Victoria. The theme for the 2019 AIS will be ‘Immune Life’.

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.  Confirmed members of the teaching faculty at ASI-AIS 2019 include Delia Nelson (Curtin University), Kim Jacobson (Monash), Daniel Gray (WEHI), Elissa Deenick (Garvan), Kylie Quinn (RMIT), Kristen Radford (Mater), Anne La Flamme (Malaghan) and Bill Heath (Melbourne Uni).

Some of the topics that will be covered during the 2019 AIS:

  • Immune challenges of the aging
  • Thymic development
  • Unconventional T cells
  • B cells, differentiation, affinity maturation
  • Clonal expansion of lymphocytes
  • Immune response to viruses
  • DCs and immune activation
  • Primary Immunodeficiencies
  • Memory T cells and Trm

You will learn about writing and reviewing skills for papers and grants from Daniel Gray and Editor in Chief of ICB Anne La Flamme during the special professional skills workshops.

The AIS is limited to 60 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 60 applications, the participants will be selected based on the information provided in the application. Selected delegates for the School must be current financial members of ASI. New members joining ASI before 1 July 2019 are welcome at the ASI-AIS.

The registration costs for participants is $350 per person. This fee includes participation at all scheduled activities at the School, accommodation (shared rooms), food and drinks. 

Applications to attend the ASI-AIS were invited from all ASI members but have now closed, and successful applicants have been notified.  If you have been notified already, please click below to confirm your attendance.
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