Centre Activities
WHO GISRS Surveillance
Training for Influenza Laboratories
Research and Collaborations
Education Opportunities
Centre Publications
Reports and Newsletters


Contact
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (VIDRL)
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

T +61 3 9342 9300
F +61 3 9342 9329
whoflu@influenzacentre.org


Research Projects and Collaborations

Our research activities encompass a broad range of areas, including mechanisms of influenza virus transmissibility, antiviral resistance, immune response, fundamental biology and epidemiology. We use several different methodologies, including molecular biology, animal models and population studies.

You can read more about our research groups below - we offer research projects in all areas listed. Please contact us if you are interested in undertaking an Honours, Masters or PhD project at the Centre.

List of centre publications

Dr Karen Laurie, Senior Virologist
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne

Email: karen.laurie@influenzacentre.org

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A/Prof Aeron Hurt, Senior Research Scientist
Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Email: aeron.hurt@influenzacentre.org

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Dr Sheena Sullivan, Senior Epidemiologist
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Population Health, The University of Adelaide


Email: sheena.sullivan@influenzacentre.org

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A/Prof Patrick Reading, Centre Educator
Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne


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Research collaboration
We welcome Dr Daniil Korenkov (pictured below), a research collaborator from the Institute of Experimental Medicine, St Petersburg, Russia. Dr Korenkov will be at the Centre from September 2016 to March 2017, during which time he will assess the immunological and protective proprieties of a prototypical Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) in in vitro and in vivo models.