Fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration

Led by Infection, Immunity and Cancer (IIC) researchers Professor Alyssa Barry and Professor Eugene Athan, CIIDIR will foster cross-disciplinary collaboration to conduct innovative, locally relevant and internationally important research. This work will enhance the prevention, control and treatment of some of our most challenging infectious diseases like staphylococcal infections, COVID-19 and Buruli ulcer and immune-mediated diseases such as food allergies, asthma and childhood-onset diabetes).

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Research Pillars

Molecular Microbiology

Fundamental research on host-pathogen and medical device interactions to uncover biological pathways that are critical for infection and inflammation.

Immunity and Inflammation

Basic and translational research on immunity and inflammation, and microbial diversity (pathogens and microbiome) to inform vaccine and biomarker development and therapeutic interventions.

Population Health and Biology

Epidemiology and surveillance to understand patterns of disease and disease transmission in human populations, and development of innovative approaches for surveillance.

Clinical and Public Health Research

Clinical studies of infectious disease and immune disorders. Including implementation and operational research on public health interventions.

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The @WHO World Malaria Report 2023 is here, and it is a stark reminder of the complexities of the current global state of #malaria. 🦟

Take a look at some of the main highlights from the report ⬇

Full report: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240086173

Thank you to everyone who joined our journal club with Dr Eric Lucas today! 👥

#ICYMI: A recording of the session is now up on our YouTube channel - watch it here ⬇️

Unnecessary use of antibiotics is harmful for our gut health and causes the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bugs and infections in the community 🦠 @Sajal80773765 @DeakinResearch @CIIDIR_Hub

It’s #WorldChildrensDay.

Every child deserves a long and healthy life and that includes a right to:
🩺 Health
🍴 Nutritious food to eat
🌳 Safe, clean and secure environments
✏️ Education and early learning
🧸 Protection from harm


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Latest News & Events

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships

  Please see csiro.au/Postgraduate-Scholarships for more information regarding this fantastic opportunity. Applications close 1 November 2023.

Dr Sajal Saha receives Finalist award for the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research

On the 9th of May 2023, the finalists for the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research were selected. There were 14 finalists across five categories including Basic Science researcher, Clinical Researcher, Heath Services Resarcher, Public Health Researcher and, Aboriginal Researcher. Dr Sajal Saha from Deakin University was selected as a finalist in the Health

Barwon Health and Deakin University researchers receive ‘COVIDthon’ Research Prize

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