A/Prof Heidi Drummer

VIIN Co-Convenor
Program Director, Disease Eliination
Life Sciences
Burnet Institute

heidi.drummer@burnet.edu.au

"VIIN has allowed me to identify new collaborators and industry partners to conduct my research program. "

Licensing opportunities

Vaccine candidates for HCV



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Contract research opportunities

Capacity to produce recombinant proteins in mammallian systems. Stable cell line development for high level protein production.
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Latest News

VIETHEER, P. T., BOO, I., GU, J., MCCAFFREY, K., EDWARDS, S., OWCZAREK, C., HARDY, M. P., FABRI, L., CENTER, R. J., POUMBOURIOS, P. & DRUMMER, H. E. 2017. The core domain of hepatitis C virus glycoprotein E2 generates potent cross-neutralizing antibodies in guinea pigs. Hepatology, 65, 1117-1131.

MCCAFFREY, K., BOO, I., OWCZAREK, C. M., HARDY, M. P., PERUGINI, M. A., FABRI, L., SCOTNEY, P., POUMBOURIOS, P. & DRUMMER, H. E. 2017. An Optimized Hepatitis C Virus E2 Glycoprotein Core Adopts a Functional Homodimer That Efficiently Blocks Virus Entry. J Virol, 91.

Research Activities

We aim to develop novel vaccine candidates for Hepatitis C and HIV and seek to understand mechanisms of viral entry, immune evasion and natural immunity to Hepatitis C.

Techniques/Expertise

Mammalian, insect and bacterial protein expression systems, cell line development, monoclonal antibody production and characterization, single cell B cell isolation and IgG production, evaluation of immune responses to vaccine candidates, virus neutralization assays, protein purification and characterization, structural biology.

Collaborations

Dr Fasseli Coulibaly
Dr Pantelis Poumbourios
Professor Ellie Barnes
A/Prof Joseph Torresi

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