Amy Chung


Amy Chung completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2011, after which she was awarded three highly competitive fellowships, including an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship, to conduct research as a postdoc at the Ragon Institute of Massachussetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard.

She returned to the University of Melbourne in 2015, and been awarded an NHMRC Project grant and NHMRC Career Development Fellowship to research the mechanisms behind functional antibodies that have the potential to combat infectious diseases including HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, malaria and influenza. Amy's research includes the use of a new methodology, “Systems Serology”, that combines experimental and computational analytical methods to effectively tease out the most important humoral immune responses required for protection or control of infection.  She has published over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, many in high quality journals including Cell, Science Translational Medicine and PNAS.

  • Contact Details
    Department:Department of Microbiology
    Email: awchung@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone:03 9035 8049
  • Current Research Focus

    Antibodies, vaccines, HIV, infectious diseases

    Field of ResearchDescription
    110705Humoural Immunology and Immunochemistry
    110707Innate Immunity
  • Key Skills
    • Flow cytometry
    • Surface Plasmon Resonance
    • Multiplex assays
    • Computational biology
  • Looking to collaborate?

    Looking for collaborators in computational biology, glycobiology and lipids.