Microbiology and Immunology

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Projects Primary Supervisor Department Research Themes Research Opportunity
A cell-based model of sporadic prion disease Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Age-dependent susceptibility of neurons to RNA virus infection Dr Lukasz Kedzierski
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Application of systems genomics to analysing the dynamics of Streptococcus pyogenes infection Dr Mark Davies
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Are there additional MAIT cell antigens? Dr Sidonia Eckle
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Blocking the development of secondary bacterial pneumonia Dr Linda Wakim
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Can resident memory B cells in the lung protect against respiratory syncytial virus? Professor Stephen Kent
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research
CCVs: Clathrin-coated vesicles and Coxiella containing vacuoles Dr Hayley Newton
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance and virulence of novel staphylococcal lineages Associate Professor Steven Tong
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Defining the association between virulence and fitness of seasonal influenza viruses Professor Kanta Subbarao
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD
Determining the role of diet and microbiota in the progression of lupus Professor Fabienne Mackay
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Development of novel proteomic tools to explore Burkholderia pathogenesis Dr Nichollas Scott
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of medically relevant prion diseases Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Discovery of malaria vaccine peptide targets Dr Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Evolution of streptococcal pathovars Dr Mark Davies
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Evolutionary Genetics of avian influenza A viruses in Australia Dr Michelle Wille
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Honours
Gamma delta T cells are important for malaria sporozoite vaccination Dr Lynette Beattie
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Harnessing the molecular clock to activate diverse strains of latent HIV Professor Sharon Lewin
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Honours
How do tumours impact normal tissue functions? Associate Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
How does ageing effect antibody responses? Dr Amy Chung
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
How infection and trauma cause dendritic cell paralysis and lethal immunosuppression Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Cancer in Biomedicine,Molecular Mechanisms of Disease PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How is selective metal ion transport achieved at the host-pathogen interface? Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
How to harness the immune system to cure cancer: adoptive cell immunotherapy Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Cancer in Biomedicine PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identification and characterisation of novel malarial transmission-blocking antigens Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Identifying novel subsets of immune cells that control cytomegalovirus following transplantation Dr Lucy Sullivan
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Immuno-paralysis following severe infections or trauma Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Immunoregulatory functions of the MARCH family of ubiquitin ligases Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Infection induced changes to splenic macrophages Dr Lynette Beattie
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Integrative infectious disease phylodynamics Dr Sebastian Duchene
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD
Interrogating B cell immunity to influenza vaccines Professor Stephen Kent
Microbiology and Immunology PhD, Masters by Research
Investigating the effect of hepatitis B virus splice variants in liver cells and disease progression Professor Peter Revill
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Honours
Investigating the role of functional antibodies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Dr Amy Chung
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research
Location, location, location – lodging virus specific T cells in the lung as an approach to protecting against influenza virus infection Dr Linda Wakim
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research
Manipulating MAIT cells for increased protection by vaccination and therapy Dr Alexandra Corbett
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Mapping elemental fluxes during host-pathogen interaction Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Metal ion homeostasis in Klebsiella pneumoniae Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Mitochondria and intracellular bacterial pathogens Dr Hayley Newton
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in natural killer cells Dr Alexander David Barrow
Microbiology and Immunology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in plasmacytoid dendritic cells Dr Alexander David Barrow
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
MR1 – a molecular alarm system for bacterial infection Dr Hamish McWilliam
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
MR1 – a molecular alarm system that detects pathogen metabolites Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Cancer in Biomedicine,Molecular Mechanisms of Disease PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Neural regulation of anti-cancer immunity Associate Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Neurodegeneration in the enteric nervous system Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Novel master-regulators of B-cell biology Professor Fabienne Mackay
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Pathogenesis of pneumococcal pneumonia Associate Professor Catherine Satzke
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Population genomics of endemic Streptococcus pyogenes Dr Mark Davies
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Preventing infections of the highly puke-ogenic virus - norovirus Professor Jason Mackenzie
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Programming gamma delta T cells for HIV immunotherapy Professor Stephen Kent
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Protective capacity of malaria-specific liver-tissue-resident memory T cells Dr Lauren Holz
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Quantifying bacterial recombination within globally evolving streptococcal pathogens Dr Mark Davies
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Regeneration of lymphoid tissues Associate Professor Scot Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Role of O-linked glycosylation system across the Burkholderia genus Dr Nichollas Scott
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Role of suppressor of cytokine signalling proteins in viral encephalitis Dr Lukasz Kedzierski
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
SNAP - Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform Trial Associate Professor Steven Tong
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Victorian hospitals: regional differences in disease burden and epidemiology Associate Professor Leon Worth
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Streptococcal transmission and disease Associate Professor Catherine Satzke
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Synergistic and antagonistic interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses Associate Professor Catherine Satzke
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Testing a novel strategy to target chronic lymphocytic leukemia Professor Fabienne Mackay
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The importance of IgA in the protection and control of infectious diseases Dr Amy Chung
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research
The role of co-pathologies in the clinical presentation of prion disease Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The role of glucose metabolism in the regulation of immunity Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The role of the prion protein in brain cancer Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
The space of evolutionary trees in infectious disease epidemiology Dr Sebastian Duchene
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Understanding the biological chemistry of pneumococcal disease Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Understanding the immune microenvironment in brain tumours Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
Microbiology and Immunology Cancer in Biomedicine,Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Understanding the importance of variation in the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae Associate Professor Catherine Satzke
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Masters by Research, Honours
Understanding the mechanisms that impair anti-tumour adoptive cell therapy Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Understanding the role of MAIT cells in immune-mediated pathology Dr Sidonia Eckle
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Understanding the role of MAIT cells in protection from microbial infections Dr Sidonia Eckle
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Unravelling the drivers of scarlet fever pandemics Dr Mark Davies
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Honours
Using genomics to investigate the transmission of skin pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in a ‘One Health’ setting Dr Mark Davies
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Using transcriptional analyses to understand recognition of tumours by natural killer cells Professor Andrew Brooks
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Validating human transgenic mouse models for lupus therapeutics development Professor Fabienne Mackay
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Vertical transmission of Ross River virus in mosquito vectors Dr Julio Rodriguez-Andres
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
What do antibodies need to do to protect a woman against pregnancy-malaria? Dr Elizabeth Aitken
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity Honours
Whole body analysis of human tissue-resident memory T cells Dr Claire Gordon
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD
Why is the flavivirus RdRp in the nucleus? Professor Jason Mackenzie
Microbiology and Immunology Infection and Immunity PhD, Masters by Research, Honours