Biomedical Scientists named AAHMS Fellows

Professor Tim Stinear and Professor Roy Robins-Browne from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have been named Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

28 of the nation’s top medical and health researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia, including two members of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

The new Fellows have been elected at a time when health and medical science is making a crucial contribution to the nation’s future, as the community works to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Tim Stinear

Professor Timothy Stinear is a professorial fellow from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He is also a laboratory head at the University of Melbourne-affiliated Peter Doherty Institute, where he leads a team of scientists focused on understanding how certain types of bacteria spread and cause disease.

Professor Stinear has revolutionised our understanding of important bacterial infections using cutting edge genomic technologies. His research has led to new diagnostic tests, new insights on how infections spread in our hospitals and better understanding of how bacteria are evading our most powerful antibiotics. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the neglected tropical disease, Buruli ulcer, and is leading an intervention trial in Australia to stop its spread.

Prof. Roy Robins-Browne

Professor Roy Robins-Browne is an Honorary research fellow for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and is a group leader at the Murdoch’s Children's Research Institute. Professor Robins-Browne has had a long career of research into antimicrobial chemotherapy and the pathogenesis of bacteria that cause gastroenteritis, particularly E. coli . He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. Professor Robins-Browne is also a major contributor to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning in medical microbiology at the University of Melbourne.

Congratulations to these biomedical scientists for their fantastic achievements in the field of microbiology and immunology.

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