Host-directed antivirals for pandemic preparedness
In this project, Dr Aaron Brice will develop novel therapies targeting pathogen host species.
Arming food production animals with a novel antiviral defence
Dr Aaron Smith is investigating the incorporation of an anti-viral mechanism derived from bacteria into the immune system of production animals.
Optimising immune resilience by prioritising energy use
Using next-generation technology, Dr Andrew Wood is developing our fundamental understanding of the energetic costs and pathways involved in fish immune responses.
Investigating T cell exhaustion to inform disease outcomes and vaccine design
Dr Anita Raposo is investigating T cell exhaustion using an ex-vivo model system.
Developing resilience to avian influenza virus
Dr Debolina Majumdar is working to improve resilience to highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in commercial poultry.
Parasite glycoproteomics and vaccine development
Dr Edward Kerr is developing CSIRO’s glycoproteomics capability to help develop an understanding of parasite glycoproteins on animal immune responses.
A DISC vaccine for African Swine Fever
In this project, Dr Fan Jia will be generating a defective infectious single cycle (DISC) virus for use as a safe and effective vaccine for African swine fever.
Investigating mucosal barrier function for immune resilience
In this project, Dr Joel Slinger will be investigating the key components which define mucosal barrier function in fish.
Developing a vaccine antigen recognition platform
Dr Komeil Razmi will be developing a platform that can rapidly assess antigen immunity at the mucosal barrier.
Developing a vaccine for Campylobacter jejuni.
In this project, Dr Meg Manohar will be utilising bacterial vectors to help lessen the transmission of Camplylobacter jejuni to humans.
Detailed immune analysis using African swine fever virus as a model
Dr Quentin Wright is developing a methodology capable of analysing immune system responses at higher resolution than is currently possible.
Developing a vaccine for African swine fever virus
Dr Sam Davis is working toward the goal of developing a safe and effective vaccine against African swine fever virus for domestic pigs.
Studying genetic sequences for anti-viral biocontrol in food production animals
Dr Sudip Dhakal is studying methods to edit genomes of chicken and fish to identify potential genetic anti-viral mechanisms.
MagVaX: A Novel Vaccine Platform Technology for African Swine Fever
Dr Tanjir Islam will be developing a liposome based vaccine delivery system for African swine fever.
Bounce Forward: The future of resilience for Australians
Dr Tim Bainbridge will be developing a model of human behaviour with the aim of identifying key factors that are important for population-wide responses to global challenges.
Deciphering the interactions between proteins during immune signalling
In this project, Dr Tim Muusse will be developing a cell-based platform for the study of protein interactomes.