Professor Roy Robins-Browne receives Order of Australia

The distinguished researcher was awarded the honour in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of microbiology and immunology.

Professor Roy Robins-Browne was appointed an Officer of the Order (AO) “For distinguished service to education and research in the field of microbiology and immunology and to professional groups” on 26 January, as announced in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List

The previous Head of Department and Laboratory Head in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is considered Australia’s best-known researcher in pathogenesis of bacterial entheropathogens, has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Together with his collaborators, he has also been the recipient of more than $35 million in competitive grant funding, and his research resulted in a commercial anti-ETEC antibody-based product, Travelan.

Since retiring at the end of 2018, Professor Robins-Browne has remained an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department. Over his career, he taught more than 5,000 science and 10,000 medical undergraduates, and supervised over 40 Bachelor of Science Honours students and 30 PhD students. Several of these students are now full Professors and leaders in microbiology across Australia in their own right.

We would like to heartily congratulate Professor Robins-Browne for this outstanding achievement.

Read more about Professor Robins-Browne’s life, career and achievements.

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