Facts & figures
- Rated above world standard Immunology, Excellence in Research Australia 2018
Facts & figures
Infectious diseases are of global importance as highlighted by the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in many pathogens. Immunology has been responsible for some of the most impressive advances in medicine in the 20th century, including immunisation and the eradication of smallpox. Through the study of pathogens and host immune responses, we aim to improve our understanding and treatment and prevention for infectious diseases and for auto-immune diseases, allergy and the immunotherapy cancer.
* Requires a medical degree
Complete a one-year research opportunity in infectious diseases and immunology with us. An honours year enhances your career opportunities and can be used as a stepping-stone to further research.
Our research expertise lies in the study of micro-organisms and host immunological responses that lead to the control and eradication of pathogens and the immunology of cancer.
By understanding the mechanisms of development and transmission of infectious diseases, we can provide a rational basis for the development of novel treatments, therapies and preventative measures to combat disease. Our immunology research focuses on immune responses to important human pathogens and in cancer in order to develop new vaccines and immunotherapies.
Research areas include:
The University of Sydney, Sydney Local Health District, The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & the Centenary Institute will be hosting a day of celebrations on Friday 27 September 2019 to recognise the exceptional scientific, academic and clinical career of Professor Warwick Britton.
Warwick has been an international leader in the study of mycobacterial infections, built a thriving immunology teaching program at the University and has been at the forefront of clinical research, education and service over four decades.
Register for the event - RSVP's will be required by 5:00 pm on Friday 13 September 2019