Invited Speakers

2014 PLENARY SPEAKERS

Prof Adrian Hill, The Jenner Institute, Oxford University, UK

Prof Antonio Lanzavecchia, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland

Dr Julie McElrath, University of Washington, USA

A/Prof Brian Rudd, Cornell University, USA

Prof Federica Sallusto, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland

Dr Allan Saul, Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health, Italy

2014 SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS


Dr Michelle Baker, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO, VIC

Prof James Beeson, Centre for Immunology, Burnet Institute , VIC

Prof Warwick Britton, Sydney Medical School, NSW

A/Prof Paul Cameron, Monash University, VIC

Dr Fasseli Coulibaly, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Monash University, VIC 

Prof Brendan Crabb, Burnet Institute, VIC

Prof Denise Doolan, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

Dr Christian Engwerda, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

A/Prof Richard Ferrero,  Monash Institute of Medical Research, VIC

*EMBO Lecture*
Dr Florent Ginhoux,
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
, Singapore

Prof Eric Gowans, University of Adelaide, SA

Prof Paul Hertzog, Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Monash Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Dr Peter Hudson, Chief Scientific Officer, Avipep Prt Ltd, VIC

Prof Anthony Kelleher, Kirby Institute, UNSW, NSW

Prof Anne Kelso, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, VIC

Prof Mark Kendall, University of Queensland, QLD

Prof Stephen Kent, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, VIC

Prof Rajiv Khanna, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

Prof Alex Loukas, Centre for Biosecurity in Tropical Infectious Diseases, Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, James Cook University, QLD

Prof James McCluskey, University of Melbourne, VIC

Dr Jenny McKimm-Breschkin, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, VIC

Prof Ivo Mueller, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Dr Con Panousis, Antibody Technologies, CSL limited at the Bio21 Institute, VIC

Prof Robert Ramsay, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

A/Prof Peter Richmond, Telethon Institute, WA

Dr Michele Teng, Queensland Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD

Dr Linfa Wang, CSIRO Livestock Industries, VIC

 

  • Michelle Baker 1
    Dr M. Baker

    Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO, VIC

    Dr Michelle Baker is a senior research scientist at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria and an ARC Future fellow.  Dr Baker has expertise in comparative immunology and immunogenetics gained through a PhD at the University of......Read More>>

  • James Beeson
    Prof J. Beeson

    Centre for Immunology, Burnet Institute , VIC

    James Beeson is Co-Head of the Centre for Biomedical Research at the Burnet Institute, and  leads the Malaria Immunity and Vaccines research group. His work is largely focused on clinical and population studies of malaria in Africa, Asia and Papua......Read More>>

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    Prof W. Britton

    Sydney Medical School, NSW

    Warwick Britton is Bosch Professor of Medicine and Professor of Immunology at the University of Sydney and head of the Tuberculosis Research Program at the Centenary Institute. He has longstanding interests in the immunology and control of tuberculosis and leprosy....Read More>>

  • Fasseli Coulibaly 1
    Dr F. Coulibaly

    Monash University, VIC

    Dr Fasseli Coulibaly is a structural biologist whose work focuses on the assembly and virulence of viruses. He graduated with a PhD in protein crystallography from the University of Paris-Sud in France in 2003 and, after a postdoctoral position at......Read More>>

  • Brendan Crabb 1
    Prof B. Crabb

    Burnet Institute, VIC

    Research scientist Professor Brendan Crabb is Director and CEO of the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. Professor Crabb’s expertise is in the study of infectious diseases, particularly those affecting the developing world....Read More>>

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    Prof D. Doolan

    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

    Professor Denise Doolan is a molecular immunologist who heads the Molecular Vaccinology Laboratory at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. She is also the Coordinator of the QIMR Biology Department, President of the Australian Society for Parasitology, and Adjunct Professor......Read More>>

  • Christian Engwerda
    Dr C. Engwerda

    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

    Prior to establishing the Immunology and Infection Laboratory at QIMR, Chris spent 11 years working in the USA and UK. He is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and has made significant contributions to the fields of immunology and parasitology, having......Read More>>

  • Richard Ferrero
    A/Prof R. Ferrero

    Monash Institute of Medical Research, VIC

    Associate Professor Ferrero is a microbiologist who currently holds Laboratory Head and Senior Scientist positions in the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease, at Monash Institute of Medical Research.  He is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow.  A/Prof Ferrero graduated......Read More>>

  • Florent Ginhoux
    Dr F. Ginhoux

    Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

    *EMBO Lecture*Florent Ginhoux graduated in Biochemistry from the University Pierre et Marie CURIE, Paris VI and obtained a Masters degree in Advanced Studies in Immunology from the Pasteur Institute, Paris....Read More>>

  • Eric Gowans
    Prof E. Gowans

    University of Adelaide, SA

    Eric Gowans completed his early training in Edinburgh in diagnostic Bacteriology and Virology through Napier College (now Napier University).  He then spent some time as a full time electron microscopist with emphasis on Virology and was recruited to work with......Read More>>

  • Paul Hertzog
    Prof P. Hertzog

    Monash Institute of Medical Research, VIC

    Professor Paul Hertzog is the Director of the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease and deputy Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research and a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia....Read More>>

  • Adrian Hill
    Prof A. Hill

    The Jenner Institute, Oxford University, UK

    Adrian Hill trained at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford is now Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University. He leads research programmes in both the genetics of susceptibility to tropical infectious diseases and in......Read More>>

  • Peter Hudson
    Prof P. Hudson

    Chief Scientific Officer, Avipep Prt Ltd, VIC

    Prof Peter Hudson, FTSE, BSc Hons (Adelaide, Australia), PhD (Cambridge, UK)Peter is currently Director of the Victorian Cancer Biologics consortium for development of antibody therapies and is CSO of AviPep Pty Ltd....Read More>>

  • Anthony Kelleher
    Prof A. Kelleher

    Kirby Institute, UNSW, NSW

    MB.BS, Ph.D., FRACP, FRCPATony Kelleher is Professor of Medicine at University of NSW, where he is head of the Immunovirology and Pathogenesis program at the Kirby Institute....Read More>>

  • Anne Kelso
    Prof A. Kelso

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, VIC

    After obtaining her PhD in immunology at the University of Melbourne, Anne Kelso undertook research on T cell mediated immunity at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the Queensland......Read More>>

  • Mark Kendall
    Prof M. Kendall

    University of Queensland, QLD

    Professor Mark Kendall is a Biomedical Engineer and innovator with more than 16 years of experience researching the field of needle-free gene and drug delivery to skin (authoring > 200 papers)....Read More>>

  • Stephen Kent 1
    Prof S. Kent

    The University of Melbourne, VIC

    Professor Kent trained as an infectious diseases physician, immunologist and HIV vaccine scientist in Melbourne and the USA. As a physician-scientist he is national leader in developing and testing HIV vaccines and is internationally recognised in this important field....Read More>>

  • Rajiv Khanna
    Prof R. Khanna

    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

    Prof. Rajiv Khanna obtained his doctorate degree from India and undertook his post-doctoral training at the University of Adelaide and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), Brisbane Australia....Read More>>

  • Antonio Lanzavecchia
    Prof A. Lanzavecchia

    Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland

    Antonio Lanzavecchia earned a degree in Medicine from the University of Pavia where he specialized in Pediatrics and in Infectious Diseases. From 1983 to 1999 he was member of the Basel Institute for Immunology and since 1999 he is the......Read More>>

  • Alex Loukas
    Prof A. Loukas

    Centre for Biosecurity in Tropical Infectious Diseases, Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, James Cook University, QLD

    Hookworms possess potent immunoregulatory properties. Support for this notion comes from immuno-epidemiological observations in hookworm-endemic countries, clinical trials involving experimental infection of volunteers with hookworms, and studies with animal models of inflammatory diseases....Read More>>

  • James McCluskey
    Prof J. McCluskey

    The University of Melbourne, VIC

    Professor James McCluskey was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at The University of Melbourne in March 2011.  ...Read More>>

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    Dr J. McElrath

    University of Washington, USA

    Dr. Julie McElrath is Principal Investigator and Director of the HVTN Laboratory Center and Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit. She is a Senior Vice President and Member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor, Departments of Medicine, Laboratory Medicine and Global......Read More>>

  • Jenny McKimm Breschkin

    Dr. Jenny McKimm-Breschkin is a Chief Research Scientist and Project Leader in Virology at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Materials Science and Engineering Division (CSIRO MSE) in Victoria, Australia....Read More>>

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    Prof I. Mueller

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

    After a PhD in epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical Institute, Prof. Mueller spent 10 year working at the PNG Institute of Medical Research (incl. as the head of the Vector Borne Diseases Unit and as Deputy Director for Science) before......Read More>>

  • Con Panousis
    Dr C. Panousis,

    Antibody Technologies at CSL

    Dr. Con Panousis completed his PhD in Biochemistry at La Trobe University in 1997. He then moved to the Austin Research Institute where his research focussed on the development of antibody immunoconjugates using cytotoxic drugs and radionuclides for the diagnosis......Read More>>

  • Rob Ramsay
    Prof R. Ramsay

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

    Professor Robert G. Ramsay, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Division of Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.  rob.ramsay@petermac.orgRob is the Group Leader of the Differentiation and Transcription Laboratory (since 1995) and Head of the Cancer Cell Biology Program at Peter......Read More>>

  • Peter Richmond
    A/Prof P. Richmond

    Telethon Institute, WA

    Peter Richmond is a General Paediatrician and Paediatric Immunologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia. ....Read More>>

  • Brian Rudd 1
    A/Prof B. Rudd

    Cornell University, USA

    Assistant Professor Brian Rudd obtained a Masters Degree in Molecular Epidemiology and a PhD in Pathology from the University of Michigan.  Following the award of his PhD in 2006, he joined the laboratory of Prof....Read More>>

  • Federica Sallusto
    Prof F. Sallusto

    Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Switzerland

    Federica Sallusto received the degree of Doctor in Biology from the University of Rome, worked at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome and at the Basel Institute for Immunology, and since 2000 she has been a group leader at......Read More>>

  • Allan Saul
    Dr A. Saul

    Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health, Italy

    Allan Saul was appointed to establish then direct the Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH) in September 2007.  This Institute is co-located in Siena Italy with the major research and development facility of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics.  NVGH has......Read More>>

  • MicheleTeng
    Dr M. Teng

    Queensland Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD

    Michele Teng undertook her PhD in 2002 with Dr. Phillip Darcy at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) working on improving adoptive cellular immunotherapies for cancer....Read More>>

  • Linfa Wang
    Prof L. Wang

    CSIRO Livestock Industries, VIC

    Prof Linfa Wang is the director of the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS, Singapore and an OCE Science Leader at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)....Read More>>

  • Paul Cameron2
    A/Prof P. Cameron

    Monash University, VIC

    A/Prof Paul Cameron trained as a clinical immunologist and immunopathologist in Perth where he developed a long standing research interest in host interactions with pathogens in particular HIV.  His research in cellular immunology has focussed on the role of DC......Read More>>