Research Units

The University of Melbourne


The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, research-intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, and is uniquely positioned to respond to major social, economic and environmental challenges. Today, the University houses a network of cross-disciplinary research institutes and its faculties and graduate schools are affiliated with many research centres, institutes and hospitals, placing it at the heart of biomedical research in Victoria and Australia. The University’s collaboration with the GI-CoRE research hub occurs through the auspices of one of these institutes, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The Peter Doherty Institute is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. This world-class institute combines research into infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory diagnostic services, epidemiology and clinical services. The Institute brings together the University of Melbourne’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, Victorian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS), Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS) and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.

University College Dublin


University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. At UCD undergraduate education, master’s and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. Today UCD is Ireland’s largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. It actively promotes university life as a journey of intellectual and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum and is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Goal-oriented and curiosity-driven research is conducted by students, faculty members, scientists, and engineers to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to water, food, energy, and the environment.

Hokkaido University


Hokkaido University was originally founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College. It is located in the cosmopolitan city of Sapporo, northern Japan and is recognized as one of Japan’s leading research and education institutions.

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