Young Investigator Symposium 201414 October 2014
The 2014 VIIN Young Investigator Symposium held on 3 October at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute was attended by over 200 students, postdoctoral and senior researchers from around Victoria. Professor Anne Kelso (below left) from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza gave an inspiring keynote presentation; 'From lab bench to global health'. Anne then stayed on for a chat with interested attendees over morning tea.
The rest of the day saw oral presentations from postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers with fast paced ’Science Bites’ finishing off the speaking program. Attendees then enjoyed refreshments while networking and viewing the poster presentations.
VIIN Young Investigator Award – Registration and an invitation to speak at the
5th Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference, February 2015:
Tan Nguyen, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
$300 Oral Presentation Prize – Provided by Sigma Aldrich:
Joanne Hildebrand, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
$200 Oral Presentation Prize:
Johanna Fraser, Monash University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
$300 Science Bite Prize – Provided by ThermoFisher:
Julia Marchingo, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
$300 Poster Prize – Provided by Micromon:
Brigette Duckworth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (pictured above right)
$200 Poster Prize:
Melanie Hutton, Monash University, Department of Microbiology
$50 Best Student Question Prizes:
Christine Roder, Deakin University
Sarah Lloyd, University of Melbourne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Jasmina Luczo, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Che Stafford, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Thank you to the presenters, chairs, prize judges and organising committee for making the day such a success. Thank you also to the session sponsors Roche and BMG Labtech and VIIN's Contributors for their support, and to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for hosting the event.