Dr Diana Hansen

Group Leader
Infection and Immunity Division
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

+61 3 9345 2469

Research Activities

Malaria Immunology with a specific focus on:
  • Role of chemokines in the induction of pathogenesis and immunity to Plasmodium parasites
  • Role of Natural Killer cells and Natural Killer Complex receptors in the control of malarial immunopathogenesis


Proliferation assays
Cytokine/chemokine responses
Flow cytometry
Confocal microscopy
Chemotaxis assays
Leukocyte-endothelium interactions
Malaria culture


A/Prof Michael Hickey
Prof Bill Heath
Dr Christian Engwerda
Dr Anthony Scalzo
Prof Georges Grau

Disease Models

Murine model of severe malaria

Genetically Modified Organisms

CXCL10-/- CD1d-/-

Other Lab Members

Catherine Nie (PhD Student)
Victoria Ryg-Cornejo (Honours Student)
Lewis Murray (Honours Student)

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

  • Mar 25

    2018 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Italy MORE INFO
  • Apr 22

    Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop

    Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand MORE INFO