CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

INTERNATIONAL

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
Hepatitis C virology, host-virus interactions

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


LOCAL

Antje Blumenthal, University of Queensland, QLD

Host-pathogen interactions; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; macrophage function; anti-microbials

Paul Young, University of Queensland, QLD

Molecular virology; structural biology; antivirals; sub-unit and DNA based vaccines; viral diagnostics