The Australasian Society for Immunology 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting


On behalf of the organising committee, we warmly invite you to join us in Brisbane for the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI 2017)! The annual highlight of our Society’s scientific activities will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Monday 27 November - Friday 1 December 2017.

Preparations are well underway, and we are delighted to confirm several high-calibre international and national speakers have already accepted our invitation to present their research. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics, including cancer immunology, infectious diseases, inflammation and autoimmunity.

Featured speakers at ASI 2017 will include:


  • Prof Judith Allen, University of Manchester
  • Prof Richard Blumberg, Harvard University
  • Prof Jean-Laurent Casanova, The Rockefeller University
  • Prof Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
  • Prof Michael Dustin, University of Oxford
  • Prof Susan Kaech, Yale University
  • Prof Yuting Ma, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Prof Maria Rescigno, University of Milan
  • Prof Franca Ronchese, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
  • Prof Federica Sallusto, University of Lugano
  • Prof Ken Smith, Cambridge University
  • Assoc Prof Joseph Sun, Weill Cornell Medical College


  • Dr Tatyana Chtanova, Garvan Institute
  • Prof Lynn Corcoran, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Dr Andrew Currie, Murdoch University
  • A/Prof Janet Davies. Queensland University of Technology
  • Prof Mariapia Degli-Eposti, University of Western Australia
  • Prof Chris Engwerda, QIMR Berghofer
  • Prof Chris Goodnow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams, University of Queensland
  • Prof Philip Hansbro, University of Newcastle
  • Prof Paul Hertzog, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Dr Nick Huntington, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Dr Misty Jenkins Walter, and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Prof Rajiv Khanna, QIMR Berghofer
  • Prof Nicole La Gruta, Monash University
  • Prof Alex Loukas, James Cook University
  • Dr Cindy Ma, Garvan Institute
  • Prof Fabienne Mackay, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Laura Mackay, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Si Ming Man, Australian National University
  • Professor Shaun McColl, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Graham Mitchell, Foursight Associates Pty Ltd
  • A/Prof Claudia Nold-Petry, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Dr Daniel Pellicci, University of Melbourne
  • A/Prof Allison Pettit, Mater Research Institute-UQ
  • Prof Sudha Rao, Canberra University
  • Prof Sarah Robertson, University of Adelaide
  • Prof Mark Smyth, QIMR Berghofer
  • Prof Jon Sprent, Garvan Institute
  • A/Prof Helen Thomas, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
  • Prof Jose Villadangos, University of Melbourne
  • Prof Carola Vinuesa, Australian National University
  • Prof Greg Woods, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Michelle Wykes, QIMR Berghofer

To learn more about featured international and national speakers joining us at ASI 2017, please click here.

Marvellous Brisbane has many nearby attractions and exciting events, especially in November, so please join us for a stimulating scientific program and the opportunity to meet opinion-leaders in the field.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Brisbane!

A/Prof Antje Blumenthal, University of Queensland
A/Prof Kristen Radford, Mater Research - UQ
(ASI 2017 Conference Chairs)

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