Gordon Dougan, Sanger Institute, UK
Genetic analysis of host-pathogen interactions during infection; enteric bacteria; global health

Elodie Ghedin, New York University, USA
Evolutionary genomics of infectious agents; neglected tropical diseases; microbiome and virus metagenomic studies

Manuela Raffatellu, University of California-Irvine, USA
Salmonella, inflammation, probiotics and metal ion sequestration in host defence

Felix Randow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Cell autonomous innate immunity, autophagy, signal transduction

Charles Rice, Rockefeller University, USA - Plenary Speaker
Hepatitis C virology, host-virus interactions

Robert Sauerwein, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Development and clinical testing of Plasmodium falciparum malaria vaccines

Stefanie Vogel, University of Maryland, USA
Innate immunity to bacteria, TLRs, macrophage development

Dario Zamboni, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Pattern recognition receptors; modulation of host cell function by intracellular pathogens


James Beeson, Burnet Institute, VIC
Immunity to malaria; malaria vaccines, treatments and control; malaria and maternal and child health

Antje Blumenthal, University of Queensland, QLD
Host-pathogen interactions; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; macrophage function; anti-microbials

Sheila Donnelly, University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Helminth-host interactions; pathogen immunomodulators as therapeutics

Terry Kwok-Schuelein, Monash University, VIC
Helicobacter-associated malignancies and novel drug targets for their prevention

Patrick Reading, University of Melbourne and WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, VICĀ 
Innate response to influenza virus

Menno Van Zelm, Monash University, VIC
B-cell differentiation and B-cell memory; antibody deficiencies; persistent viral infections; chronic inflammatory disease

Carola Vinuesa, Australian National University, ACT
Humoral immunology; follicular helper T-cells and germinal centre biology

Paul Young, University of Queensland, QLD
Molecular virology; structural biology; antivirals; sub-unit and DNA based vaccines; viral diagnostics