Prof P. Hertzog

Paul 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. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was educated at the University of Melbourne where he obtained his PhD then undertook postdoc positions in the USA at the Eppley Institute of Cancer Research in Omaha; then at the University of York in the UK.  Paul’s research interests include the role of interferons in the context of innate immune signaling via pattern recognition receptors, the role of type I interferon receptors in signaling, negative regulation by SOCS proteins, characterization of our newly discovered interferon epsilon in the female reproductive tract and a systems biology approach to the innate immune response. This work resulted in him being awarded the international 2013 Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research. He is founder of the Victorian Infection and Immunity Consortium, its Industry Alliance Program and co-convenes the Lorne Infection and Immunity annual conference.