‘JAQ’ by Jill Charity Art Auction

Date: 26 August 2011

Time: 6.30 pm viewing, 7 pm opening, 7.30 pm Auction

Venue:  AMREP seminar room, rear of 75 Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004. Download map

RSVP for catering: by 19 August 2011 to email ccs-rsvp@monash.edu or telephone +61 3 9903 0026 (Julia Veitch)

Web: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/

Commemorating the 50 year anniversary of Professor Jacques Miller's discovery of the role of the thymus, raising awareness for Monash’s research strengths in immunology and funds for medical research. Professor Jacques Miller is the only living person to have discovered the function of a human organ, the thymus.  This fundamental discovery underpins the current fields of cancer, autoimmunity, vaccination and transplantation.  The pictured portrait of Professor Miller painted by Jill Steenhuis will be auctioned on the evening by Paul Sumner, Mossgreen Auctions.

Dr Norman Swan, Producer and presenter for Radio National’s Health Report, is MC for the evening .

Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate, will give the opening address.

Exhibition of works by Jill Steenhuis and Professor Jacques Miller continues 10 am - 4 pm, 27-28 August, AMREP Seminar Room, rear of 75 Commercial Rd, Melbourne 3004

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Prof Jaq Miller

Jill Steenhuis

Further information

Professor Jaq Miller published the role of the thymus 50 years ago (pictured doing that research). Prof Miller continues to collaborate with Monash researchers.

Jill Steenhuis (pictured), lives and paints in the south of France. She is passionate about medical research. See www.artinprovence.com/jill/

The Monash Department of Immunology has been established since 1963 and has grown from strength to strength, particularly in T cell immunology research. See more at med.monash.edu.au/immunology/index.html

If you would like to make donations directly to Monash University for medical research, please follow this link:


Thanks to our sponsors, Mossgreen Auctions and the Australasian Society of Immunology.