CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 

Jimmy Ballard, University of Oklahoma, USA

Bacterial pathogenesis; Clostridium difficile and Bacillus anthracis

 

Eva Harris, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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

Andrew Macpherson, McMaster University, Canada

Mutualism between mammalian hosts and commensal intestinal bacteria

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

Tamotsu Yoshimori, Osaka University, Japan

Autophagy and mycobacteria

 

Nina Papavasiliou, The Rockefeller University, USA

B-lymphocyte biology; somatic hypermutation

 

Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Bacterial virulence and host innate immunity

 

Sharon Lewin, Peter Doherty Institute, Australia

HIV immunology and co-infections, reversing HIV latency

 

Michael Beard, University of Adelaide, Australia

Molecular virology and pathogenic mechanisms of hepatitis C virus

 

Julian Rood, Monash University, Australia

Pathogenesis of clostridial infections

 

Ruth Thornton, University of Western Australia, Australia

Bacterial biofilm; intracellular infection; otitis media; respiratory infections 

 

Andreas Suhrbier, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia

Chikungunya virus and inflammation

 

Diana Hansen, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical research, Australia

Immune response to malaria

 

Heidi Drummer, Burnet Institute, Australia

Hepatitis C virus transmission and vaccine development