VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2019

Date 10 October 2019
Time 8:30am - 6:30pm
Venue Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Location Parkville View Map
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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 Eric Reynolds
Oral Health CRC
Melbourne Dental School
The University of Melbourne

Dr Sarah Dunstan
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The University of Melbourne

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Thank you for submitting your abstract for the 2019 VIIN Young Investigator Symposium.  Please ensure you have also REGISTERED for the conference, link below.

If there are issues with the formatting or content of your form and abstract, we'll be in touch.  Otherwise, please be assured that we have received your submission and that it will be peer-reviewed for presentation at the symposium.  

An announcement will be made on the 2019 VIIN Young Investigator Symposium event page on the VIIN website on Friday 30 August after 12pm about the type of presentation you have been allocated (i.e. HERE).  Please check the site after this time and date to determine what sort of presentation to prepare.  Further instructions about how to prepare your poster, Science Bite or oral presentation will be made available at the same time.  ALL TALKS, whether oral presentations or Science Bites, will need to be sent through for compilation prior to the symposium: we would ask that you take particular note of these deadlines.  

We will be unable to contact individual submitters to inform them of their presentation type and would ask you rely on the website for further information.

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If you have questions or concerns that aren't answered here, please contact


Registration (open Friday 28 June - Friday 27 September):

Register here:

Registration is free for VIIN members from our Contributing Organisations (check here) with a  $30.00 deposit refunded to you after you attend the event, minus a TryBooking fee of $1.25.

Registration is $60.00 for VIIN members who do not belong to one of our Contributing Organisations. Your ticket cost will not be refunded following your attendance at the event.

Registration will be open Friday 28 June 2019 until Friday 27 September 2019.

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



To sponsor a prize for the VIIN Young Investigator Symposium, please contact VIIN Program Manager, Dr Rebecca Smith at


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2019 Organising Committee:

Catarina Almeida, University of Melbourne

Rebecca Ambrose, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Michelle Audsley, Monash University

Nicole Campbell, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Daniel Dlugolenski, Deakin University

Carlo Giannangelo, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rhea Longley, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Emma McHugh, University of Melbourne

Sarah McLean, Swinburne University

Hamish McWilliam, University of Melbourne

Ronan Mellin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Nicole Messina, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Faye Morris, Monash University

Ursula Norman, Monash University

Jason Paxman, La Trobe University

Linda Reiling, Burnet Institute

Tiffany Smith, Monash University

Leon Tribolet, CSIRO

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