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Professor Denise Doolan


  • Bio/Profile
  • Denise Doolan is Acting Director, Professorial Research Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Australia. She serves on a number of Executive Boards and Advisory Boards, including the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board to provide specialist insights into Australia’s medical research and innovation priorities for the Federal Government. She is currently the President of the International Society for Vaccines, and was previously President of the Australian Society of Parasitology. Professor Doolan is a molecular immunologist and is a recognized world expert in malaria immunology, vaccinology, and omic-based approaches to identify disease targets, and has published ~200 articles which have been cited more than 13,000 times. Her cross-disciplinary research program focuses on the development of vaccines, diagnostics and host-directed therapeutics for infectious and chronic diseases that impact global public health, and spans host-pathogen immunity, antigen discovery, vaccine engineering, and biomarker discovery. She has a specific interest in the application of state-of-the-art genome-based technologies and human models of disease system to identify novel targets for intervention against disease or that predict risk of disease.