The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

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Research Projects

Project: Mapping the impact of antibody and B cell memory on secondary antigen exposure

Wheatley Group

Boosting immunity established by prior infection or previous vaccines is complex, with differential contributions from naïve and memory B cells, and the impact of pre-existing antibody. This projects seeks to use transgenic mouse models to map the kinetics and localisation of immune lymphocytes during  secondary antigen exsposures.

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Project Supervisor

Dr Adam Wheatley

Project Co-supervisor

Dr Hyon-Xhi Tan

Project availability

Wheatley Group

3 vacancies

Viral Infectious Diseases
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Discovery Research

The Wheatley group is interested in factors that program broad and durable humoural immunity against infectious pathogens  such as SARS-CoV2 and influenza. Our research involves immunological charactersiaton of B cells and antibodies, development of assays and tools to study antiviral immunity, novel vaccine design and the development of monoclonal antibodies to treat or prevent infections.