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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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Researchers, including from #MCRI, have linked very rare neurological, blood and heart related medical conditions to #COVID-19 vaccines by using big data to better understand and monitor #vaccine safety | #ChildHealth #MedicalResearch
👉https://www.mcri.edu.au/news-stories/big-data-detects-covid-19-vaccine-safety-signals

#MAM2024 @paolo_bareng and Dulcie Lautu-Gumal presenting their research at @MAMLorne

Thanks @Chanakuser for being @DoctorBaz lab photographer 📸📸

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Latest News & Events

2023 Barwon Health Research Symposium

  The 2023 Barwon Health Research Symposium was held on the 28th of November to celebrate 2023’s year in research. The symposium included presentations by established and emerging Barwon Health researchers, presentations by Best Paper of the Year finalists, an exhibition of research posters and the awarding of the 2023 Barwon Health Deakin University Research

Australia is one of the world’s biggest prescribers of antibiotics – but often they’re unnecessary

Australia is one of the highest antibiotic-prescribing countries in the developed world 💊 Dr Sajal Saha from the Centre for Innovation in Infectious Disease and Immunology Research (CIIDIR) says that one-third of all antibiotic prescriptions made in the community are inappropriate and antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading. Dr Saha’s GP-pharmacist antimicrobial stewardship (GPPAS) model framework supports a collaborative, multifaceted and

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

  For world AMR awareness week this year between 18th – 24th November, researchers and clinicians celebrated and sparked interesting conversations about AMR by wearing blue. Go Blue for AMR!!!

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