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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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 28

    World Hepatitis Day

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  • Aug 16

    12th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference

    The Sofitel Brisbane MORE INFO
  • Aug 23

    19th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections

    Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre MORE INFO