International Congress of Immunology

IMAGE: Burnet Laboratory Head Dr Raffi Gugasyan will be presenting at ICI 2016

Burnet Institute research will be showcased at the 16th International Congress of Immunology (ICI) to be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from 21-26 August.

The ICI is the largest meeting in its field with more than 1000 scientists and researchers to attend a packed program on the latest developments in immunology research and clinical practice.

Burnet will be represented by laboratory heads Dr Raffi Gugasyan, whose presentation is entitled NFκB1 prevents the development of multi-organ autoimmunity by limiting IL-6 production in follicular B cells, and Dr Jack Richards: Identification of malaria vaccine targets using the online tool PlasmoSIP (Plasmodium Structure, Immunology and Polymorphisms).

As well, Burnet Associate Director Professor Suzanne Crowe and Laboratory Head Dr Clovis Palmer will be taking part as panel members in a Public Open Forum entitled Immunology and Aging: Lessons Learnt for HIV.

The Forum details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 23 August

Time: 1800-1900

Venue: Plenary Room 1, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

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Burnet’s Head of the Centre for Biomedical Research, Professor James Beeson is a member of ICI 2016’s Scientific Program Committee.

The main theme for ICI 2016 is “Immunotherapy: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System”.

The program includes poster sessions and more than 800 oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

Date & Time

Sunday, 21 August, 2016 – Friday, 26 August, 2016


Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre,
1 Convention Centre Place,
South Wharf, Victoria. 3006

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Head of Diagnostic Markers and Chronic Immune Disorders Group (Gugasyan Laboratory)




[email protected]