Mintern laboratory: Vaccine biology

Research Overview

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Dr Mintern is a Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Head in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She investigates mechanisms of vaccine biology.
Mintern lab group in May 2016

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

For more information about the Mintern laboratory, please download this information sheet PDF, 9932.64 KB.

Staff

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

Research staff

Dr Justine Mintern, Group Leader
Gerry Healey, Laboratory Manager
Patrick Schriek, PhD student
Haiyin Liu, PhD student
Alan Ching, PhD student
Ilknur Spring, PhD student
Hayley Cron, Honours student
Victor Makota, Honours student

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Charlee Bickers presenting her talk at the 2016 ASMR Victorian Student Research Symposium. Charlee was awarded the prize for Best Honours talk.
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Patrick Schriek competing in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3MT competition.
Mintern lab members enjoying a game of bubble soccer

Collaborators

Dr Angus Johnston, Monash University
Dr Georgina Such, University of Melbourne
Professor Robert Parton, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Dr Elodie Segura, Curie Institut
Professor Patrick Reading, World Health Organisation, University of Melbourne
Dr Anne Verhagen, CSL
Professor Steve Downer, CSL

Funding

NHMRC Project Grant 2017-2019: “Improving therapeutic delivery by understanding nanoparticle interaction with cells.”

Research Publications

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