Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference

Burnet’s leading researchers will join infection and immunity scientists from Australia and overseas at the 5th annual conference.

Burnet Principal Fellow, Associate Professor Heidi Drummer will present on hepatitis C virus transmission and vaccine development.

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Invited speakers include:

Andrew Macpherson, McMaster University
Mutualism between mammalian hosts and commensal intestinal bacteria

Maria Mota, Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Host-Plasmodium interactions; novel anti-malarials

Mark Miller, Washington University in St Louis
T-cell regulation; T-cell responses during listeria infection; imaging

Tamotsu Yoshimori, Osaka University

Autophagy and microbacteria

Nina Papvasilou, The Rockefeller University

B-lymphocyte biology; somatic hypermutation

Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences

Bacterial virulence and host innate immunity

Sharon Lewin, Peter Doherty Institute

HIV immunology and co-infections, reversing HIV latency

Michael Beard, University of Adelaide

Molecular virology and pathogenic mechanisms of hepatitis C virus

Julian Rood, Monash University

Pathogenisis of clostridial infections

Ruth Thornton, University of Western Australia

Bacterial biofilm; intracellular infection; otitis media; respiratory infections

Andreas Suhrbier, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Chikungunya virus and inflammation

Diana Hansen, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Immune response to malaria

Date & Time

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 – Friday, 20 February, 2015


Mantra Lorne
Great Ocean Road
Lorne VIC

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor Heidi Drummer

Co-Program Director, Disease Elimination; Scientific Director, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative; Principal Investigator, Burnet Vaccine Initiative; Co-Head, Viral Entry and Vaccines Group