Professor S.S. Vasan

Senior Principal Research Consultant
Team Leader - Dangerous Pathogens

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Contract research opportunities

We are not a research hotel except where Australia's urgent and unmet needs are best served by fee-for-service (in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo) evaluation of vaccines or countermeasures

Other opportunities

Preclinical research, development and evaluation

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Research Activities

I lead the CSIRO Dangerous Pathogens Team which performs research, development and preclinical evaluation of medical countermeasures for dangerous pathogens affecting humans and animals (zoonoses), especially those requiring high containment at biosafety level 3 or 4. I am interested in vector borne diseases of importance to Australia.


health economics; preclinical trials; vector-borne diseases; public health

Disease Models

We have a range of small to large animal models except hamsters and NHPs, and specialise in bacterial and viral diseases that require physical containment 3 or 4 (PC3 or PC4), with a few exceptions like Buruli Ulcer and Zika that require PC2. I am also interested in validating human ex vivo models.

Genetically Modified Organisms

mosquitoes; small laboratory animals

Other Lab Members

Dr Alexander McAuley

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  • Feb 27

    Antimicrobials 2020

    Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre MORE INFO
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    Australasian Bone and Joint Infection Conference

  • Mar 15

    2020 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Ventura Beach Marriott MORE INFO