Dr Patrick Reading

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne

preading@unimelb.edu.au

Research Activities

Innate immunity - soluble innate proteins (e.g. collectins, pentraxins and defensins) neutrophils, macrophages, NK cells, early inflammatory responses to infection
Viral infections - influenza, HSV-1
Airway inflammation
Virus virulence and pathogenicity

Techniques/Expertise

Molecular techniques
Immunological techniques
Analysis of immune/inflammatory responses in animal models

Collaborations

Prof Alberto Mantovani, Milan, Italy
Prof Gary Anderson, University of Melbourne
Dr Carol Hartley, University of Melbourne
Prof Paul Hertzog
Dr Ashley Mansell

Disease Models

Influenza virus infection of mice and ferrets
Intranasal and flank infections of mice with HSV-1

Other Lab Members

Sarah Londrigan - post-doctoral scientist
Michelle Tate - Ph.D student
Emma Job - Ph.D student
Paul Whitney - Ph.D student
Kirsty Short - Ph.D student (with Odilia Wijburg)

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Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 27

    Antimicrobials 2020

    Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre MORE INFO
  • Mar 6

    Australasian Bone and Joint Infection Conference

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  • Mar 15

    2020 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Ventura Beach Marriott MORE INFO