VIIN Young Investigator Symposium Series 2020

Date 12 October - 16 October 2020
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*** Friday 9 October: final program and abstract booklet now available - see below ***

The Young Investigator Symposium is moving online!  In 2020, we’re bringing together two key events from the VIIN calendar – our Careers Evening and the YIS – in a week-long festival of infection and immunity: the VIIN Young Investigator Symposium Series 2020! 

Join us for a daily session between Monday 12 October and Friday 16 October in a program of online activities that will include:

  • Scientific presentations selected from your abstracts
  • Keynote speakers
  • A careers panel
  • Workshops

The purpose of the Young Investigator Symposium Series this year is to provide students, RAs and postdocs an online forum for networking, career development and scientific exchange. We hope it will provide you with an opportunity to keep in touch with colleagues, present your research, and develop your CVs – while we all adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19.  We hope you can join us for a session or two.

Prizes will be awarded for best presentations.

All welcome - undergraduate and post-graduate students, research assistants, post-doctoral scientists from academic and industry.

9 October: Final program and abstract booklet download here (large file) >>>

2 October: Preliminary program download here >>>

18 September: Presenter allocations and instructions download here >>>

Download a flyer >>>

Registration (open Monday 27 July - Wednesday 7 October):


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

Keynote Speakers:   

  • Associate Professor Kimberley Kline, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr Amy Chung, Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Con Panousis, CSL Ltd


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A big thank you to the sponsors for the 2020 Young Investigator Symposium Series:




















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          John Morris Group      


To advertise at the VIIN Young Investigator Symposium Series 2020, please contact VIIN Program Manager, Dr Rebecca Smith at

2020 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

Andrew Fleetwood, Baker Institute

Carlo Giannangelo, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rhea Longley, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Emma McHugh, University of Melbourne

Hamish McWilliam, University of Melbourne

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