Virus vs Host — an evolutionary arms race

MELBOURNE, TUESDAY APRIL 4, 2017: Imaging CoE scientists have solved a 40-year old mystery and shed light on an evolutionary arms race played out between cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the immune system. Human CMV, also known

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Formal collaboration with Cardiff University

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and Cardiff University’s Systems Immunity Research Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the two institutes extend their collaborative activities. The five year mutual

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Rossjohn Lab job opportunity

Prof. Jamie Rossjohn FAA FLSW, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow & Head, Infection and Immunity Theme, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, seeks talented T-cell immunologists to join his research group under the auspices of the recently

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Another brick in the celiac wall

New research by Imaging CoE immunologists, based at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, adds another brick to the wall in discovering the immune triggers for celiacs disease. Hugh Reid and Jan Petersen, have been

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Immune cell development secrets revealed

Peter Doherty Institute and Imaging CoE researchers have made a major breakthrough in understanding how our immune system produces key infection fighting cells.

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IMMUNE BREAKTHROUGH: UNSCRATCHING POISON IVY’S RASH

We all know that a brush with poison ivy leaves us with an itchy painful rash. Now, Imaging CoE and Harvard researchers have discovered the molecular cause of this irritation. The finding brings us a step closer to designing agents to block this mechanism and sheds light on other serious skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

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Research uncovers ‘local heroes’ of immune system

Melbourne researchers have uncovered the genes responsible for the way our bodies fight infection at the point of “invasion” – whether it’s the skin, the liver, lungs or the gut. Research led by Dr

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