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NHMRC Australia Fellowship

Jamie Rossjohn

MINISTERIAL MEDIA RELEASE:

The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing

Six world-class researchers were recognised today with the presentation of the 2011 NHMRC Australia Fellowships by Mark Butler, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

The National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellowships are awarded to outstanding health and medical researchers, who have leading international status in their field. 

Four of the researchers will be able to continue their essential research in Australia, and two researchers have been attracted to Australia from the United States.

“These highly successful researchers will each receive $4 million over five years, to carry out their research in Australian universities and research institutes,” said Mr Butler.

“Australians and other Australian researchers will benefit as the Australia Fellows extend the scope of medical research in Australia, mentor team members and undertake research that is of significant benefit”.

Professor Jamie Rossjohn, Monash University

Professor Jamie Rossjohn from Monash University studies the delicate balance between infection and immunity.  The Australia Fellowship will enable him to substantially build on existing knowledge of the immune system, developing a multi-faceted and ambitious program of research, linking structural and biochemical findings to ex vivo, in vivo and clinically-based studies.

His team will research big picture development of novel immunotherapies, through innovative multidisciplinary work with scientists in diverse disciplines in fundamental science, clinical and industrial settings.