Professor Georges Emile Raymond Grau

Professor of Vascular Immunology
Pathology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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F: +61 2 9036 3177

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Biographical details

2006 - present: Professor, Chair of Vascular Immunology, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney [More...]

Research interests

Immunopathology of microvascular lesions, particularly of cerebral and pulmonary complications of infectious and auto-immune diseases, especially in cerebral malaria, septic shock and multiple sclerosis. Analysis of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the interactions between microvascular endothelial cells and cells of the immune system. Experience in various in vivo and in vitro experimental systems as well as in clinical studies. More recently, focus on the neurovascular lesion of murine and human cerebral malaria, using co-culture model systems involving brain endothelium, P. falciparum infected erythrocytes, as well as circulating cells, particularly platelets and monocytes.

Additional keywords: endothelium; cytokines; platelets; microparticles; brain diseases; cerebral malaria; sepsis; septic shock

Current national competitive grants*


Microparticles are pathogenic elements in the pathophysiology of cerebral malaria
Combes V, Grau G, Wheway J
NHMRC Project Grants ($584,700 over 3 years)

The astrocyte: a crossroads in cerebral malaria pathogenesis
Hunt N, Ball H, Grau G
NHMRC Project Grants ($577,350 over 3 years)

The link between the angiogenesis of live birth and cancer: a lizard model
Thompson M, Murphy C, Grau G
ARC Discovery Projects ($550,000 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

PhD and Masters' project opportunities

Investigating mechanisms of microparticle production by microvascular endothelial cells and defining clinically useful inhibitors   +

+ indicates the opportunity is full and unavailable.