CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

INTERNATIONAL

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 maleria vaccines

Lynda Stuart, Harvard University and Gates Foundation, USA
Innate immunity, phagocytosis, tissue remodelling, host-pathogen interactions

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

LOCAL

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

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

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