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The Infectious Diseases Department at Austin Health (incorporating the Austin Centre for Infection Research) has a strong focus on research that helps to understand and combat infectious diseases issues relevant to the Australian Community, incorporating clinical research, epidemiology and molecular biology research streams.
Each physician in the department has unique research interests resulting in a broad range of research pursuits within infectious diseases.
Over the last 5 years, members of the Austin Infectious Diseases Department were authors on over 200 peer-reviewed publications in leading Infectious Diseases journals, such as Lancet Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Journal of Bacteriology, PLoS One, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
Members of the department have received funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, Industry and the National Health and Medical Research Council to undertake their research.