Mintern laboratory: Vaccine biology

Research Overview

Mintern lab group in May 2016

Dr Mintern is a Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Head in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She investigates mechanisms of vaccine biology.

Advancing vaccine design is important for the treatment and prevention of infectious disease and cancer. We investigate the fundamental cell biology of how an immune response begins and apply innovative bioengineered tools to probe mechanisms of vaccine biology.

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The projects use a wide range of experimental approaches including:

  • application of novel DNA-based fluorescent probes
  • immunofluorescent microscopy
  • flow cytometry
  • CRISPR-cas9
  • proteomics
  • experimental models of inflammation, infection and cancer


Haiyin Liu receiving the award for Best 2nd year PhD poster at the 2016 ASMR Victorian Student Research Symposium

Research staff

Claire Dumont, Research Assistant

Graduate students

Amy Tsau, Masters
Haiyin Liu, PhD
Alan Ching, PhD
Tian Zehua, PhD

Charlee Bickers presenting her talk at the 2016 ASMR Victorian Student Research Symposium. Charlee was awarded the prize for Best Honours talk.

Honours students

Jesse Crowe
Vivian Vuong

Research Publications

Click here for the results of a PubMed search of Justine's publications.

Click here for the results of a Google Scholar analysis of Justine's publications.

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Dr Justine Mintern

Department / Centre

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology