A year of achievement for Dept Microbiology and Immunology

2019 has been a highly successful year for the Department, with researchers achieving significant grants, awards and research performance.

Congratulations to the following researchers for their remarkable accomplishments, as announced by Professor Andrew Brooks, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the Department's 2019 End-of-year address.


NHMRC Investigator GrantsNHMRC Ideas Grants
  • Professor Katherine Kedzierska
  • Professor Laura Mackay
  • Dr Simone Park
  • Professor Kanta Subbarao
  • Dr Adam Wheatley
  • Professor Deborah Williamson
  • Dr Glen Carter
  • Professor Thomas Gebhardt
  • Dr Brad Gilbertson
  • Professor Axel Kallies
  • Dr Sarah Londrigan
  • Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
  • Dr Adam Uldrich
NHMRC Development GrantARC Discovery Grants
  • Professor Fabienne Mackay
  • Professor David Jackson
  • Professor Laura Mackay
  • Dr Nancy Wang
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Dr Stephen Muhi
  • Dr Katherine Bond
Other grants
  • Dr Alexander Barrow – MRRF
  • Dr Lynette Beattie – MJ Gething Gender Equity Award
  • Dr Glen Carter – Dean's Innovation Grant (second prize); Mid Career Seeding Ideas Grant
  • Professor Karen Day – NIH-University of Chicago
  • Dr Raissa Fonseca – ECR Award
  • Professor Dale Godfrey – NIH-University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr Claire Gordon – Doherty Collaborative Grant; ECR Award
  • Professor Ben Howden – Fleming Fund Fellowship Program
  • Professor Katherine Kedzierska – NIH-CIVIC; NIH-DIVINCE; Hong Kong Theme Based Research Grant
  • Professor Stephen Kent – NIH-University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr Marios Koutsakos – ECR Award
  • Professor Fabienne Mackay – Lupus Research Alliance Innovator Grant
  • Dr Julie McAuley – Dunlop Medical Research Foundation
  • Dr Hayley Newton – Mid Career Seeding Ideas Grant
  • Dr Simone Park – Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award; VCCC Picchi Awards
  • Dr Lucy Sullivan – Doherty Collaborative Grant; SBS Translation Research Award
  • Dr Linda Wakim – Dean's Innovation Grant

Contracts & translational funding

  • Professor Sammy Bedoui – Merck
  • Professor Thomas Gebhardt – Merck
  • Professor Laura Mackay – Pfizer
  • Patrick Reading – Roche
  • Dr Glen Carter – Biocurate/Merck Sharp & Dohme

Awards & other achievements

Professor Sammy BedouiProfessor Laura Mackay
  • University of Bonn Ambassador
  • Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship for Research Excellence
  • Woodward Medal in Science and Technology – University of Melbourne
  • Gottschalk Medal – Australian Academy of Science
  • Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher – Macquarie University
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Frank Fenner Life Scientist of the Year
Dr Amy Chung
  • Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship for Research Excellence
Dr Maximilien Evrard
  • McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • ARC Discovery Project 2020-2022 CIB
Dr William FiggettProfessor Scott Mueller
  • 2019 SPARK – Accelerating Australia
  • 2018 SBS Translational Research Award
  • 2019 CSIRO On-Prime
  • Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship for Research Excellence
Professor Thomas Gebhardt
  • Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship for Research Excellence
Professor Katherine KedzierskaDr Simone Park
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship for Research Excellence
  • 2019 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award
Dr Nichollas Scott
  • 2019 Young Glycoscientist Award – International Glycoconjugate Organization

Web of Science Group Highly Cited Researchers

  • Professor Francis Carbone
  • Professor Thomas Gebhardt
  • Professor Dale Godfrey
  • Professor William Heath
  • Professor Laura Mackay
  • Professor James McCluskey