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Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui

Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui

Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui

(03) 8344 9911 | [email protected]

Principal Lecturer and Laboratory Head
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Bedoui Group

Dr Sammy Bedoui has a medical degree from the Hannover Medical School in Germany and heads a laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Sammy’s research examines how dendritic cells and T cells interact during infections, with a particular interest in deciphering how specific innate signals shape these interactions. Sammy teaches Immunology to undergraduate students and leads an international PhD student exchange program with the University of Bonn in Germany. Sammy has previously held positions at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, the National Institute of Neuroscience in Tokyo and the Hannover Medical School.

  • Key Achievements
    • Sammy’s research has defined how particular types of T cells protect the host from Salmonella infections, uncovering that these responses are regulated through the stimulation of protein complexes within dendritic cells, the so-called inflammasomes. His work on virus infections has identified how different dendritic cell types contribute to the initiation of virus-specific immunity and has delineated how specific viral fragments augment these responses. Ongoing work interrogates the mechanisms by which T cells ‘help’ dendritic cells in driving immune responses. Overall, Sammy’s work has shed new light into understanding how dendritic cells integrate multiple signals into protective immunity against infections.

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    Research Groups
    • Bedoui Group

      The Bedoui Lab uses models of viral and bacterial infection to study how the innate and the adaptive immune system interact. Key foci are to understand how innate cells sense pathogens and how this information is integrated into protective adaptive T cell responses.

      Lab Team

      Bedoui Group

      • Dr Paul Whitney
        Research Officer
      • Annabell Bachem
        Research Officer
      • Ms Marie Greyer
        PhD student
      • Ms Elise Gressier
        PhD student
      • Mr Newton Gil Peres
        PhD student
      • Mr Max Chao
        PhD student