Professor Paul Young
Paul Young is a Professor of Virology and the Head of School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland. He completed his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was appointed to a lectureship in the University of London in 1986 then returned to Australia as Senior Research Fellow at the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre in 1989 and joined the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in 1991. Prof Young is the current President of the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the President of the Asia Pacific Society for Medical Virology. Professor Paul Young’s research encompasses the molecular biology and immunopathology of medically important viral infections including Ebola. His current studies are focused on three different viruses; dengue virus, a serious mosquito-borne disease in many tropical countries, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), a major cause of hospitalization of children with respiratory infections and KoRV, a retrovirus of koalas which we have shown is currently invading the koala germline and is linked with high rates of cancer in this iconic species.
Session 9 Chair: Vector control and vaccines
Wednesday 5 April