Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2019

Burnet Institute Co-Head of the Drummer/Poumbourios Laboratory, Dr Andy Poumbourios, will be presenting at the 2019 Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference.

The conference, at the Cumberland Resort in Lorne on Victoria’s world-renowned Great Ocean Road, brings together scientists from multiple disciplines with a shared interest in infectious diseases and immunity research and translation of research into vaccines, antimicrobial and biological therapies and public health measures.

Dr Poumbourios' presentation, Antigenic engineering of a HIV-1 glycoprotein vaccine for the elicitation of broadly neutralizing antibodies, underscores the need for effective prevention strategies with prophylactic vaccines.

The 2019 conference themes include:

  • Adaptive Immunity
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Infectious Diseases and Inflammation
  • Innate Immunity
  • Microbes and the Mucosa
  • Molecular Basis of Infection
  • Mycology
  • Systems Biology
  • Vaccines/Therapeutics/Diagnostics/Public Health
  • Virology

Researchers, clinicians and veterinarians will be attending, with a strong emphasis on promoting student attendance and participation.

Burnet Program Director, Disease Elimination, and Laboratory Co-Head, Adjunct Professor Heidi Drummer is a member of the Conference Organising Committee.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 – Friday, 22 February, 2019


Cumberland Resort
150 Mountjoy Parade,
Lorne. Victoria 3232

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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