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Associate Professor Odilia Wijburg

Dr Odilia Wijburg is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with a graduate certificate in university teaching. Odilia is an immunologist with a strong international and national record in research in polymicrobial respiratory infections. In 2012, Odilia joined the academic teaching staff as a subject coordinator and lecturer. She contributes to teaching immunonology and microbiology to second and third year students completing Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedicine degrees. Odilia also coordinates and delivers lectures and practical classes in infection and immunity to Doctor of Medicine students in the first year of their postgraduate degree. 

  • Key Achievements
    • Odilia completed her PhD in 1997 at the Free University in Amsterdam. She then moved to Australia and has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology ever since. Odilia has continuously supported her research career with research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and from other major funding bodies. Her research has been awarded with prestigious prizes and awards including the NHMRC Biomedical Research Fellowship in 2001, NHMRC Career Development Award in 2007, The University of Melbourne CR Roper Fellowship in 2005 and the Pfizer “Robert Austrian Research Award in Pneumococcal Vaccinology” in 2010. In 2014, she was awarded a Teaching Award from the Melbourne Medical School.

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