Prof Alister Ward

Head of School
School of Medicine
Deakin University

alister.ward@deakin.edu.au

Research Activities

Professor Alister Ward leads a research team at Deakin University's new Medical School investigating the genes involved in the development of the immune system, including cytokine receptor signalling components, with the aim of understanding their function, evolution, and role in disease. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, combining bioinformatics, molecular biology and functional genomics approaches in the zebrafish model, the group has recently made some ground-breaking discoveries regarding the function of a clinically-relevant protein, called GCSFR, as well as regarding the origins of adaptive immunity.

Other members with similar research interests

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Dr Kelly Wyres

Department of Infectious Diseases Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Grant Jenkin

Department of Microbiology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Mr Stuart Lee

Bioinformatics Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 18

    17th International Congress of Immunology

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  • Oct 20

    7th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society

    Hofburg Conference Center, MORE INFO
  • Oct 28

    Australian Influenza Symposium

    Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus REGISTER | MORE INFO