Program

*Please note, this is a preliminary program and is subject to change.

Monday 27 November 2017

Special Interest Groups Workshops

Mucosal Immunology / Infection and Immunity Workshops
9:00 – 10:20

Joint Mucosal/Infection and Immunity Session: ILC Symposium

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9:00 Introduction
9:05 International - Associate Professor Joseph Sun
9:35 Susanna Ng
9:50 Iona Schuster
10:05 Rebecca Delconte
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea
10:50 – 12:30 Mucosal Immunology Workshop Infection and Immunity Workshop
10:50 National - Paraic O'Cuiv National - Jaclyn Pearson
11:10 National - Laurence Macia National - Andreas Kupz
11:30 Ran Wang Luca Hensen
11:45 Patrick Hughes Thomas Schultz
12:00 Alison Carey Martha Cooper
12:15 Holly Groome Kaustav das Gupta
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:35 Mucosal Immunology Workshop Infection and Immunity Workshop
13:30 National - Severine Navarro National - Thomas Naderer
13:50 Anya Jones Le Son Tran
14:05 Pengcheng Zhou Kylie Quinn
14:20 Jennifer Simpson Joanna Kirman
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:10 Joint Mucosal/Infection and Immunity Session
15:00 Miltenyi talk - Benjamin Finnin
15:10 MI International - Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova
15:40 I&I International - Professor Maria Rescigno

Tumour Immunology Workshop

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9:00 – 10:20 Session I: Tumour immunogenicity and vaccines
Chair: Stephen Mattarollo
9:00 Introduction
9:05 Keynote - Professor Yuting Ma
9:50 National - Dr Indrajit Das
10:05 Christian Bryant
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea
10:50 – 12:30 Session II: Tumour microenvironment and immunosurvelliance/suppression
10:50 National - Dr Delia Nelson
11:10  Simone Park
11:25  Sarah Lauder
11:40 – 12:30 Session III: Next generation tumour immunology
11:40 National - Dr Tatyana Chtanova
12:00  Frances Pearson
12:15  Vignesh Narasimhan
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:35 Session IV: Cellular engineering and adoptive immunotherapy
Chair: James Wells
13:30 Gordon Ada Lecture - Prof Phil Darcy
14:15 Paul Beavis
14:25 Jonathan Chee
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:10 Session V: Translational Immunology
15:00 National - Dr Maya Kansara 
15:20 National - Dr Fiona Simpson
15:35 Mainthan Palendira
15:50 Rebecca Faleiro
16:05 Closing Remarks - James

Postgraduate Workshop

This year’s Postgraduate workshop (to be held on Monday 27th November) is focused on career development. Hear some of our leading scientists discuss their career path, and what they look for when hiring scientific staff. Participate in an interactive career panel session discussing: A PhD in immunology-what is it good for? There will also be sessions on CV, grant and fellowship writing-providing tips and advice to help you with your next applications. So if you want to stand out from the pack, need advice on navigating the post-PhD world or you’re just not sure what to do next, make sure you register for this session.

9:00 – 9:10  Introduction to workshop
9:10 – 10:20 Session 1: My Research Career
Associate Professor Janet Davies, Queensland Institute of Technology
Professor Chris Parish, Australian National University
  Will discuss their scientific background and research careers, provide insight into what they look for when hiring staff, advice for a research-based career. Followed by Q and A.
10:20 – 10:50 Morning Tea
10:50 – 12:30 Session 2: Tackling the job market (interactive session)
Ms Stephanie Bonson, Postgraduate Career Counsellor (QUT), Registered Psychologist
  Advice on how to go about finding a job after your PhD, how to write a CV (what do people look for?). Job search strategies.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:35 Session 3: Career Panel- What is a PhD good for? (interactive session)
Prof Alejandro Lopez,
Program Director, Medical Science, School of Natural Sciences, Griffith University
Dr Phil Ellery, Business Manager, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Advance QLD Founders’ Fellowship recipient and Founder of EPRI
Dr Ezequiel Balmori Melian, SparQ-ed Teacher, Queensland Academies.
Mr Declan McKeveney, Principal, Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Ms Emma Ceccato, Science Communications Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  Panel comprised of: academic, science communicator, patent attorney, industry-based researcher, science educator.
14:35 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:10 Session 4: Grant and Fellowship writing
Professor Rajiv Khanna
, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research
Professor Greg Woods, University of Tasmania
  Tips and Advice to help you with your next NHMRC and ARC applications.

ASI Program
17:00 – 17:20 Opening Ceremony
17:20 – 18:00 Foundation Lecture
Doctor Graham Mitchell
18:00 – 18:40 Professor Federica Sallusto
18:40 – 20:00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 28 November 2017

8:30 – 10:30 Plenary I: Adaptive Immunity
8:30 Professor Susan Kaech
9:00 Professor Fabienne Mackay
9:30 Professor Michael Dustin
10:00 Doctor Laura Mackay
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:40 Symposium I: Innate immunity and sculpting of adaptive immunity Symposium II: Lymphocyte Differentiation, Activation and Memory
11:00 Doctor Nick Huntington Professor Jon Sprent
11:25 Professor Franca Ronchese Doctor Cindy Ma
11:50 Doctor Tatyana Chtanova Professor Nicole La Gruta
12:15 Associate Professor Joseph Sun Doctor Misty Jenkins
12:40 – 14:10 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Miltenyi Biotec Lunch Symposium
13:00 – 14:00 WiT Workshop: Life skills for a sustainable research career
14:10 - 16:00 Workshop 1: Lymphocyte biology 1 Workshop 2: Infection and Immunity 1 Workshop 3: Tumour Immunology Workshop 4: Mucosal Immunity
14:10 Timothy Johanson Jessica Loughland TBC Dale Godfrey
14:25 Etienne Masle-Farquhar Thomas Watkins Michele Teng Criselle Dsouza
14:40 Kim Good-Jacobson Helen Farrell Barbara Rolfe Ran Wang
14:55 Erica Wynne-Jones Ruth Guzman Beatriz Garcillan Md Ashik Ullah
15:10 Ian Parish

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Sherly Mardiana Valerie Verhasselt
15:25  Brendan Russ Claudia Stocks Amanda Oliver Charles Armitage
15:40  Annabell Bachem Frederic Sierro Marian Burr Axel Kallies
16:00 – 17:30 Poster Session One & Burnet Oration Cocktail Function
17:30 -18:30 Burnet Oration
Professor Lynn Corcoran

Wednesday 29 November 2017

8:30 – 10:30 Plenary II: Infection and Inflammation
8:30 Professor Judith Allen
9:00 Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti
9:30  Professor Paul Hertzog
10:00  Professor Shane Crotty
10.30 – 11:00  Morning Tea
11.00 – 12:40 Symposium III: Mucosal Immunology Symposium IV: Cytokines, Chemokines and immune signalling
11:00  Professor Richard Blumberg Professor Shaun McColl
11:25  Professor Alex Loukas Associate Professor Allison Pettit
11:50  Doctor Claudia Nold-Petry Doctor Si Ming Man
12:15  Doctor Daniel Pellicci Professor Sudha Rao
12:40 – 14:10  Lunch & ASI AGM
14:10 – 16:00 Workshop 5: Lymphocyte biology 2 Workshop 6: Inflammatory Diseases and Mechanisms Workshop 7: Infection and Immunity 2 Workshop 8: Vaccines and Immunotherapies
14:10 Simon Preston Marcel Nold Thomas Ashhurst Danielle Stanisic
14:25 Haiyin Liu Sahar Keshvari Fiona Radcliff Simon Barry
14:40 Katharina Hochheiser James Read Paula Niewold John Hayball
14:55 Julia Prier Patrick Hughes Bridie Clemens Aakanksha Dixit
15:10 Brigette Boast Katie Lineburg Emily Edwards Manuela Flórido
15:25  Iain Comerford Andrew Wilkinson Newton Peres Kelden Richardson
15:40  Stuart Tangye Michael Hickey Diana S Hansen Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz
16:00 – 17:30  Poster Session Two Education SIG Workshop
17:30 – 19:00 New Investigator Award Session
17:30 Simone Minnie
17:45 Tan Nguyen
18:00 Carly Gregor
18:15 Rhiannon Werder
18:30 Hui-Fern Koay
18:45 Marios Koutsakos
19:30 - late Student Function

Thursday 30 November 2017

8:30 – 10:30 Plenary III: Cancer Immunology
8:30 Professor Yuting Ma
9:00 Professor Mark Smyth
9:30  Professor Maria Rescigno
10:00  Professor Rajiv Khanna
10.30 – 11:00  Morning Tea
11.00 – 12:40 Symposium V: Autoimmune and
Inflammatory Diseases
Symposium VI: Infectious Diseases
11:00  Associate Professor Helen Thomas Doctor Michelle Wykes
11:25  Associate Professor Janet Davies Professor Greg Woods
11:50  Professor Jose Villadangos Professor Chris Engwerda
12:15  Doctor Emma Hamilton-Williams Doctor Andrew Currie
12:40 – 14:10  Lunch
13:00 – 14:00  BD science communication session
13:00 Marios Koutsakos
13:10 Felix Marsh-Wakefield
13:20 Bethany A Pillay
13:30 Amy Prosser
13:40 Erica Wynne-Jones
13:50 Kelly-Anne Masterman
14:10 – 16:00 Workshop 9: DC and Immune Regulation Workshop 10: Autoimmunity Workshop 11: Innate Immunity Workshop 12: The best of ICB and CTI
14:10 Michael Chopin Joanne Reed Richard Berry Menno van Zelm
14:25 Cameron Bastow Margaret Jordan Melanie Shakespear Oanh Nguyen
14:40 Dawn Lin Christophe Pellefigues Meg Donovan Deborah Burnett 
14:55 Yoke Seng Lee Alicia Wilson Lin Luo Michael Pender
15:10 Patrick Schriek Fabienne Brilot Cyril Seillet Katherine Kedzierska
15:25  Elise Gressier Anne-Sophie Bergot Marcia Munoz Sarah Young
15:40  Johannes Mayer Sarah Jones Rebecca Coll Presentation of ICB Publication of the year
16:00 – 17:00  Poster Session Three
17:00 – 18:30 The Lafferty Debate
18:30 - late Conference Dinner

Friday 1 December 2017

9:00 – 10:00 Plenary IV: Tissue-specific Immunology
9:00 Professor Phil Hansbro
9:30 Professor Sarah Robertson
10:00 – 10:30 Plenary V: Clinical and Translational Immunology I
10:00 Professor Ken Smith
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary VI: Clinical and Translational Immunology II
11:00 Professor Carola Vinuesa
11:30 Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova
12:00 – 12:45 Presidents Lecture
Professor Chris Goodnow
12:45 – 13:45 Closing Ceremony

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