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Dr Edin Mifsud

Dr Edin Mifsud

Dr Edin Mifsud

(03) 9342 9322 | [email protected]

Position:
Medical Scientist
Theme(s):
Host Pathogens Interactions , Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases, Influenza
Discipline(s):
Clinical Research, Discovery Research
Unit(s):
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
Lab Group(s):
Hurt Group

Dr Edin Mifsud completed her Bachelor degree of Science (Honours) and PhD research at the University of Melbourne, investigating how pre-activation of the innate immune system can stop influenza and secondary bacterial infections. Edin completed a two-year postdoctoral position at Hokkaido Univeristy in Sapporo, Japan comparing currently utilized seasonal influenza vaccines to whole inactivated virus vaccines. In 2017, she returned to Australia to commence her role at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.

  • Key Achievements
    • Edin was awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship to fund her postdoctoral work at Hokkaido University in Professor Hiroshi Kida’s laboratory. She has published several peer-reviwed research and review publications.

    Publications
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    Research Groups
    • Hurt Group

      Aeron’s research team at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza works on aspects of understanding the replication and transmission of drug resistant influenza viruses, characterising novel drug resistance mutations, and the global movement and evolution of human and avian influenza viruses.


      Lab Team

      Hurt Group

      • Malet Aban
        Scientist
      • Sook Kwan Brown
        Scientist
      • Dr Danielle Tilmanis
        Post-doctoral Scientist
      • Post-doctoral Researcher
      • Dr Edin Mifsud
        Post-doctoral Researcher
      • Leo Lee
        Scientist
      • Rubaiyea Farrukee
        PhD Student
      • Paulina Koszalkda
        PhD Student