Australia Center of Excellence


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The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Center Director: Professor Sharon Lewin, FRACP, PhD, FAHMS

Leon Caley and Sarah Londrigan

Member Researchers (Virology): 

Aeron Hurt, Amy Chung, Bruce Thorley, Ian Barr, Jason Mackenzie, John Fazakerley, Joseph Torresi, Julian Druce, Kanta Subbarao, Lorena Brown, Margaret Littlejohn, Michael Catton, Paul Cameron, Stephen Kent, Stephen Locarnini, Suellen Nicholson

Member Researchers (Immunologists):

Peter Doherty, James McCluskey

Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires innovative approaches and concentrated effort. This is why the University of Melbourne – a world leader in education, teaching and research excellence – and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – an internationally renowned institution providing outstanding care, research and learning –partnered to create the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute); a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally.

The Australian Infectious Disease Research Centre (AIDRC), University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer MRI

University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072
QIMR Berghofer MRI, Herston, QLD 4006.

Center Director: Professor Alexander Khromykh (University of Queensland)

Member Researchers (Virology): 

Professor Andreas Suhrbier (QIMR Berghofer), Professor Paul Young (UQ), Professor Roy Hall (UQ), Professor Frederic Meunier (UQ), Asc Professor Greg Devine (QIMR Berghofer), Professor Katryn Stacey (UQ), Asc Professor David Harrich (QIMR Berghofer), Dr Leon Hugo (QIMR Berghofer), Dr Kirsty Short (UQ), Professor Sassan Asgari (UQ), Asc Professor Simon Phipps (QIMR Berghofer), Professor Ian Fraser (UQ), Dr Annika Antonsson (UQ)

The Australian Infectious Disease Research Centre (AIDRC) is a multidisciplinary research centre linking research groups with expertise in virology, bacteriology, parasitology and clinical research at the University of Queensland (UQ) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB). AID’s mission is to utilize leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious diseases. While the primary strength of the Virology discipline at the AID is in arbovirology, primarily flaviviruses and alphaviruses, AID members also have internationally recognised expertise in Influenza, HPV, HIV, Ebola, RSV, MERS and SARS-CoV-2.

Griffith University, The Center for Emerging Viruses, Inflammation and Therapeutics

Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport, Gold Coast, 4222, Queensland, Australia

Center Director: Professor Suresh Mahalingam

Member Researchers: 

Bernd Rehm, Nigel McMillan, Michael Rolph, Jacob Ijdo, John Gerrard, Hommish McCallum, Keith Grimwood, Ron Quim, Ali Zaid, Adam Taylor, Jenny Ekberg, Linda Hueston, Nicholas King, David Smith

The Centre for Emerging Viruses, Inflammation and Therapeutics (EVIT) is helping find new ways to treat debilitating diseases caused by mosquito-borne viruses such as chikungunya, Zika and dengue viruses and other emerging viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and Hendra. Our team of world-class virologists are leading in-depth investigations into viral diseases, their pathogenesis, treatment and prevention as well as virus-host interactions.