Candidate for Council – 2021 ICIS Leadership Election
Paul Hertzog, PhD
Head – Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Clayton VIC Australia
Professor Paul Hertzog is Head of the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Associate Director of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Professor at Monash University. Professor Hertzog has an established record of research on innate immune responses in infection, inflammation and cancer. Current projects include: interferon epsilon –a novel cytokine his lab discovered to regulate reproductive tract immune response to infection and cancer; structure-function of interferon receptors; and systems biology of innate immune signaling pathways. He has received awards for his research including the international 2013 Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research. Professor Hertzog has been a member of ICIS (ISICR and ICS) for about 25 years, has served on numerous committees and convened the meeting twice in Australia: in 2003 and 2014, with Brendan Jenkins. He is co-founder of the Victorian Infection and Immunity Network and co-convenes the Lorne Infection and Immunity annual conference in Australia.