Young Investigator Symposium 2015

9 October 2015


Another successful and well attended VIIN Young Investigator Symposium was held at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute on 18 September 2015. Over 200 Victorian postgraduate students, postdoctoral and senior researcher were there to hear from Keynote Speaker Professor Alan Trounson (pictured below left) and 64 oral and poster presentations from early career researchers. Professor Trounson has recently return to Australia from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and is now a Distinguished Scientist at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. He spoke on ‘Unintended discoveries: a career of opportunities from farming to chimeric antigen receptors and many other things in between’.

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As always there were a number of prizes on offer to presenters and audience members:

VIIN Young Investigator Award – Registration and an invitation to speak at the 6th Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference, February 2016:
Aaron Brice, Monash University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and University of Melbourne, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ECR Industrial Award - Five free ELISA Kits:
Natalie Bitto, Hudson Institute

$200 Oral Presentation Prize - Provided by ThermoFisher:
Charles Jennison, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

$300 Science Bite Prize – Provided by BMG Labtech
Ricardo Ataide, Burnet Institute

$300 Poster Prize – Provided by Micromon:
Zoe Marks, Hudson Institute

$200 Poster Prize:
Nicholas Lim, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (pictured above right)

$50 Best Student Question Prizes:
James Ong, Hudson Institute
Joshua Conner, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kimberley D’Costa, Hudson Institute
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 VIIN's Contributors for their ongoing support which allows the VIIN to put on this day at no cost to individual attendees, and to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for hosting the event.

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