News from the 2018 Imaging CoE Summit

The Imaging CoE proudly hosted 130 delegates at the 2018 Summit in stunning Cape Schanck, Victoria.

Over two and a half days, Centre members came together to discuss, discover and dive deep into the science that makes our Centre so crucial to understanding molecular interactions that underpin immunity.

This year held some new initiatives including, the highly successful inaugural Student Professional Development Session hosted by VESKI. Fostering student development is essential for the Imaging CoE and we look forward to building on this program.

For the first time we also incorporated a children’s room, working towards a family friendly working environment that can ensure that no one misses out on this vital collaborative event.

Invited talks included ISAC members, Professor Ilme Schlichting and Professor Jeff Errington. We also heard from Dr Adrian Mancuso from European XFEL and Eva Pereiro from ALBA Synchrotron.

Our CI’s delivered theme talks, followed by a variety of members presenting their work in a theme relevant abstract. Afternoons on both days saw a program of dynamic Short Poster Talks, where submitted abstracts were presented in four minute slots, testing our Centre members to quickly and easily communicate their research to a large audience.

The final night’s conference dinner and awards provided the Centre members an opportunity to relax and mingle, and Centre Director Professor James Whisstock addressed the room with pride on the year’s achievements and the talent that was in the room. He congratulated the poster prize winners Marie-Sophie Philipp, Eugeniu Balaur and Blake Mazzitelli.

Professor Whisstock encouraged everyone to act upon their newly acquired connections, friendship and knowledge to ensure the Centre keeps providing progressive research.