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)

Other members with similar research interests

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Prof Brendan Jenkins

Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Philip Bardin

Monash Lung & Sleep department/Respiratory Research Monash Medical Centre SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Alex Andrianopoulos

School of BioSciences University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 22

    IgV Winter Seminar

  • Jun 28

    Asia Pacific AIDS & Co-infections Conference (APACC)

    Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre MORE INFO
  • Jul 1

    ASM 2018

    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre MORE INFO