Dr Sidonia Eckle

Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne

seckle@unimelb.edu.au

Latest News

MR1 tetramers are available from the NIH tetramer core facility:
http://tetramer.yerkes.emory.edu/facility/news/mr1-reagents-are-now-available

Research Activities

As part of Prof Jim McCluskey's team, Sidonia played a pivotal role in identifying the activating ligands of MAIT cells, a recent major breakthrough in the field. Capitalising on this knowledge, Sidonia generated tetramers (MR1-tetramers), which specifically identify MAIT cells. Sidonia continues to do fundamental research on antigen discovery of MAIT cells.

Techniques/Expertise

protein biochemistry, molecular cloning, flow cytometry, function of human T cells ex vivo and in vitro, generation of human T cell lines

Other Lab Members

Prof James McCluskey
Dr Zhenjun Chen
Dr Alexandra Corbett
Dr Timothy Hinks

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 2

    Influenza Specialist Group Annual Meeting

    Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport MORE INFO
  • Feb 19

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2020

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 MORE INFO
  • Feb 20

    19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre MORE INFO