VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2018

Date 18 October 2018
Time 8:30am - 6:00pm
Venue Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
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A great opportunity to present your work to the VIIN!

The purpose of this symposium is to provide current postgrad students, RAs and postdocs a forum for career networking and scientific exchange.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Ben Marsland
Department of Immunology and Pathology
Central Clinical School 
Monash University

A/Prof Kate Seib
Institute for Glycomics Glycomics
Griffith University

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Abstract submission (Closed):

Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations using this proforma to by Friday 3 August 2018. Please submit a Word document and title your pro forma as follows: SURNAME_VIIN_YIS.doc.  If you have any trouble submitting your abstract or do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submission please email:



Prizes will be awarded for best oral and poster presentations as well as best student questions. Two invitations to speak (one postdoc and one student) at the 2019 Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference will be awarded this year, plus cash prizes from our sponsors.


Registration closes Friday 28 September. Lab heads and senior researchers - please attend and support your Young Investigators, even if you can only stay for a session or two!

Register now >


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After Party!

Come to the VIIN Young Investigator Symposium After-Party to relax, socialise and network with other VIIN Researchers - at Prince Alfred (PA’s) Rooftop Bar from 6pm onwards. Snacks provided and a great menu for dinner.

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2018 Organising Committee:

Catarina Almeida, University of Melbourne

Francisca Almeida, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Azu Aminath Azhan, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Katrina Binger, University of Melbourne

Deborah Bianco, Victorian Infection and Immunity Network

Deanna Deveson, Monash University

Daniel Dlugolenski, Deakin University

Mifsud Edin, Peter Doherty Institute of Medical Research

Ryan Farr, CSIRO

Sam Forster, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Katharine Goodall, Monash University

Nicolas Jacquelot, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Georges Khoury, University of Melbourne

Sam Manna, Murdoch Children's Research Insitute

Kathleen McCaffrey, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Hamish McWilliam, University of Melbourne

Norman Ursula, Monash University

Jason Paxman, La Trobe University

Linda Reiling, Burnet Institute

Rohan Shah, Swinburne University of Technology

Rebecca Smith, Victorian Infection and Immunity Network

Anubhav Srivastava, Monash University

Andrew Stewardson, Monash University

Jiyoti Verma, Monash University


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