Dr Amy Chung

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne

+61 3 8344 0764
awchung@unimelb.edu.au

Research Activities

Antibodies are a vital component of the immune response required for protection and control of infectious diseases. However beyond the traditional mechanism of neutralisation of pathogens (inhibition of the pathogen from infecting a cell), antibodies can act as key beacons - instructing the innate immune system on how to attack and eliminate the pathogens. These functional antibodies have been utilised in cancer therapy and growing evidence has demonstrated the importance of these antibodies in the control of several infectious pathogens. My research is focused in understanding the mechanisms behind these functional antibodies, in order to provide insights towards more effective antibody therapies and vaccines against HIV, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Influenza and other infectious diseases.

Techniques/Expertise

Immunological Assays
Cell Culture
Flow Cytometry
Surface Plasmon Resonance (Biacore)
Multiplex (Luminex)
Confocal Microscopy
Protein Assays, SDS, Western Blots
PCR, Cloning, DNA purification etc
MATLAB

Disease Models

HIV, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 2

    Planetary Health: the 2017 annual meeting of the Australian Society for Microbiology

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  • Aug 10

    Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017

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  • Aug 11

    Inaugural National Centre for Infections in Cancer Symposium

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