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Tools for Studying Vector-Borne Diseases

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The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This half-day symposium will bring together the various groups in the Doherty Institute that study vector-borne diseases. Speakers from the Doherty Institute, Bio21 and the AgriBio Centre will showcase the various technologies they are using to further their research.

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Session 1 - Chair: Assoc Prof Jason Mackenzie

11:00 - 11:20 Dr Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Using TCR transgenic mice to dissect immunity to malaria

11:120 - 11:40 Dr Louise Randall, Department of Medicine, Using the human placenta to study host-pathogen interactions in malaria during pregnancy

11:40 - 12:00 Mr Julio Carrera-Montoya, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The pathway to a candidate Zika vaccine – generation and characterization of Zika Virus-Like-Particles

12:00 - 12:15 Dr Irani Thevarajan, VIDS, Dengue infection in Victorian travellers

12:15 - 12:30 Prof Steven Tong, VIDS, A fatal case of Japanese Encephalitis in a returned traveller.

12:30 - 13:00 Lunch

Session 2 - Chair: Prof Cam Simmons

13:00 - 13:20 Dr Stacey Lynch, AgriBio, TBA

13:20 - 13:40 Dr Nancy Endersby-Harshman, Bio21, Investigating environmental effects on Aedes aegypti and Wolbachia

13:40 - 14:00 Prof Tim Stinear, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Transmission studies of Mycobacterium ulcerans

14:00 - 14:20 Mr Turgut Aktepe, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Hidden Figures: Imaging Flavivirus replication

14:20 - 14:40 Dr Julio Rodriguez-Andres, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Recombinant alphaviruses, a glow in the dark

14:40 - 15:00 Summary

Organised by the Doherty Institute's Host-Pathogen Interactions Theme and International Health Cross-Cutting Discipline


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792 Elizabeth Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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