A/Prof Odilia Wijburg: Celebrating 25 years in DMI

Congratulations to Odilia Wijburg from the Dept of Microbiology & Immunology (DMI) on reaching this outstanding milestone in her academic and teaching career.

Odilia’s involved with the DMI began in the mid 90s. Back then she was a PhD exchange student - now she works as an Academic Teaching Specialist and is involved in curriculum development and innovation. She lectures in immunology and microbiology subjects to second and third year students, first year MD students and second year of the Doctor of Optometry.

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Working in the heart of the Biomedical Precinct, Odilia says the best thing has been the collegiality between co-workers, the teaching and research collaboration and the inspiring biomedical research that is being conducted.

“There are so many opportunities for students to interact with lecturers and researchers to be inspired and get involved,” says Odilia.

Professor Andrew Brooks, Head of Department of Microbiology & Immunology, said over the past 25 years Odilia had made significant contributions to the School.

"Odilia has a strong international and national record in research on polymicrobial respiratory infections and throughout her career she has received competitive research grants, prestigious prizes and awards."

Please join us in congratulating Odilia on this notable anniversary.