University of Melbourne
BSc Hons (University of Melbourne) Immunology, PhD (University of Melbourne) Pathology, and Postdoctoral training (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda USA) Virology Associate Professor and Reader in Virology Department of Microbiology and Immunology Peter Doherty Institute University of Melbourne Parkville 3010 AUSTRALIA
Phone: +613 8344 6753
We are applying our understanding of the fine details of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 RNA and protein production for the preparation of authentically structured Env trimer protein immunogens, and safe nucleic acid and viral vectored vaccines that elicit effective antibody and cellular immunity.
We also use Env vaccines to produce neutralising antibody-based microbicides that will team with vaccines to provide a cost effective way of containing viral transmission.
Major Research Projects:
RNA mediated control of HIV-1 gene expression Design, development and testing of HIV vaccines Passive antibody immunity for use in combination microbicides
Dr Greg Moseley
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 2288
Research in our laboratory seeks to elucidate these interactions at the molecular level, particularly interactions involved in immune evasion, and to understand their functions in diseases caused by highly lethal human viruses, including rhabdoviruses (e.g. rabies virus, Australian bat lyssavirus), paramyxoviruses (e.g. Nipah, Hendra, measles) and filoviruses (e.g. Ebola), as well as a number of agriculturally significant and potentially zoonotic animal viruses.
The overarching aim of the research is to identify novel targets and strategies for the development of new vaccines and therapeutics for currently incurable viral diseases.
A/Prof Jason M Mackenzie
BSc (Dunedin, NZ) Microbiology, PhD (UQ) Virology, Associate Professor of Virology
Phone: +613 9035 8376