26-27 August 2018

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The first QMB satellite focussing on immunology is organised in conjunction with the New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology. It will also feature a joint session with the New Zealand Society of Oncology. Please check out the NZSO programme.

Organising team lead by A/Prof Ros Kemp from Otago.and  Prof Rod Dunbar from Auckland 

International invited Speakers confirmed to date: 

Professor Cath Bollard, Director of the Center for Cancer & Immunology at the Children’s National Health System in Washington DC
Topic: T cell therapy for cancer and chronic virus infections 

Professor Peng Li, Principal Investigator at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine & Health, and Director of Wellington Zhaotai Therapies Ltd
Topic: CAR-T cell therapy for cancer 

Dr Yury Goltsev, Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Topic: Advanced tools for multi-parametric cell analysis 

Dr Alexandra Corbett, Senior Research Officer, Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
Topic: Functions of MAIT cells during bacterial infection​


Funding:  Generous bursaries are available to assist students, technicians and early career postdocs attending ASI-NZ. 
Social:  The ASI-NZ conference social function will be held at the Public Kitchen and Bar, a popular lake-side restaurant.  This will be very heavily subsidised for all ASI members. 
Registration & abstract submission:  Registration opens in May, when we will call for abstracts and bursary applications. 
Key Dates:
Friday 13 July, 2018
QRW Earlybird Registration Deadline
Friday 13 July, 2018
QRW Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 13 July, 2018
AWCBR Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 13 July, 2018
Major Awards Application Deadline
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