Jimmy Ballard, University of Oklahoma, USA

Bacterial pathogenesis; Clostridium difficile and Bacillus anthracis

Plenary Speaker - Eva Harris, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Molecular virology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of dengue; epidemiology of influenza in the tropics

sponsored by Australasian Virology Society


Gunther Hartmann, University of Bonn, Germany

Immune recognition of nucleic acids; tumour immunology


Christian Kurts, Institute of Experimental Immunology, Germany

Immune defense against urinary tract infection

Maria Mota, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal

Host-Plasmodium interactions, novel anti-malarials

Mark Miller, Washington University in St Louis, USA

T-cell regulation; T-cell responses during Listeria infection; imaging

Nina Papavasiliou, The Rockefeller University, USA

B-lymphocyte biology; somatic hypermutation


Joachim Schultze, University of Bonn, Germany

Myeloid cell activiation in immunity and infection


Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Bacterial virulence and host innate immunity

Tamotsu Yoshimori, Osaka University, Japan

Autophagy and mycobacteria


Michael Beard, University of Adelaide, SA

Molecular virology and pathogenic mechanisms of hepatitis C virus

Heidi Drummer, Burnet Institute, VIC

Hepatitis C virus transmission and vaccine development

Diana Hansen, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Immune response to malaria

Sharon Lewin, Peter Doherty Institute, VIC

HIV immunology and co-infections, reversing HIV latency

Glenn Marsh, CSIRO, VIC

Bat-borne zoonoses

Michael McGuckin, Mater Research Institute, QLD

Mucosal infection and chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts

Mark Morrison, University of Queensland, QLD

Metagenomics and microbial communities

Julian Rood, Monash University, VIC

Pathogenesis of clostridial infections

Andreas Suhrbier, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD

Chikungunya virus and inflammation

Ruth Thornton, University of Western Australia, WA

Bacterial biofilm; intracellular infection; otitis media; respiratory infections