IMAGE: Dr Jacqueline Flynn escorts students from Melbourne Girls College on the laboratory tour
Burnet Institute has celebrated the 2016 Day of Immunology by opening our laboratory doors to give secondary students and interested members of the public new insights into our immunological research.
IMAGE: Dr Gary Jamieson explains the mysteries and intricacies of liquid nitrogen
Year 10 science students from Melbourne Girls College and Strathmore Secondary College were among those who attended the Discovery Tour of Burnet’s Fluorescent Cell Imaging and Flow Cytometry facilities, and Rapid Diagnostics Laboratory.
IMAGE: PhD student Tim Patton presents - ‘Dendritic Cells: The Jury of Immunity’
The tour included a demonstration of liquid nitrogen by Dr Gary Jamieson and presentation on its use in research, and a visit to Dr Clovis Palmer’s Laboratory where the students were able to try out the latest in microscopy.
IMAGE: Dr Imogen Elsum explains the latest in rapid diagnostics
Earlier, our guests were welcomed with an overview on Burnet by Dr Jacqueline Flynn, a postdoctoral scientist in the HIV Molecular Pathogenesis Laboratory.
IMAGE: A close-up look at cell interactions in the Palmer Laboratory
There were also presentations from PhD students Jessica Anania, Tim Patton, Xi Zen Yap and Hannah King on their areas of research interest including dendritic cells, the quest for a malaria vaccine, and how the immune system keeps itself in check.
IMAGE: PhD student Hannah King presents on HIV infection, inflammation and innate immunity