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Free public lecture - A reflection on 40 years of immunology from down-under

24 November 2013


On behalf of the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) and CSL Ltd, the Malaghan Institute invites you to attend a free public lecture by Professor John Fraser entitled “A reflection on 40 years of immunology from down-under” on Monday, 2 December 2013.

A graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Fraser is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at The University of Auckland and Deputy Director of the Maurice Wilkins Centre. His research interests lie in understanding the mechanisms of infection and immunity to the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. He is also helping coordinate a trans-Tasman proposal for a streptococcal vaccine to eliminate Rheumatic Fever in Maori, Pacific Island and Aboriginal children.

“Professor Fraser is one of New Zealand’s leading immunologists,” says Professor Graham Le Gros, Director of the Malaghan Institute. “He has pioneered the development of new strategies for improving our understanding of infection and immunity, and has helped support the development of New Zealand health research to where it is today. It is an honour to have him present this year’s Burnet Oration as part of the upcoming ASI conference, which celebrates the contributions of New Zealand and Australian scientists to the field of Immunology.”

What: Burnet Oration, delivered by Professor John Fraser
When: 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Monday, 2 December 2013
Where: Main Auditorium, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

To register your attendance at this lecture, please email Debbie Scarlett at [email protected] with “RSVP – Burnet” in the subject line by midday, Monday 2 December 2013. Please note seats are limited.

Download a copy of the Burnet Oration Flyer here - PDF (586 KB)