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Professor Gregory Tannock

Emeritus Professor, Burnet Institute Visiting Fellow
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Emeritus Professor Gregory Tannock's current research interests include the causes of variability in the growth of influenza B viruses in eggs, development of methods for increasing yields of vaccine antigens; Development and evaluation of live attenuated vaccines against influenza (publication record over 30 years); Evaluation of broad-spectrum antiviral drugs against respiratory viruses, especially influenza and RSV; Development of improved methodologies for the rapid diagnosis of viral infections; Studies with avian viruses and, in particular, Marek's disease virus.

Emeritus Professor Tannock is a Member, Editorial Board: Journal of Medical Virology (2001-) and Biomedical Research International (2007-). Independent "voting member" (one of four) of the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee of the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Commonwealth Department of Health. Principal Supervisor for 13 PhD, five M.App.Sc/M.MedSci, 13 Honours candidates (all completed).

  • 1996: DSc, Newcastle University, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1970: PhD, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • 1966: MSc, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 1960: BSc, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 2009: Royal Society Visiting Fellowship, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2002-2003: Wellcome Fellowship, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
  • 2002: Fellow, Australian Society for Microbiology, Australia
  • 1999-2000: Wellcome Fellowship, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • 1999: Awarded D.I. Ivanovsky Medal for distinguished services to Virology by the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia
  • 1975-1976: US Public Health Service Post-Doctoral Fellowship, CDC, Atlanta GA, USA
  • 1966-1969: Commonwealth Public Service Postgraduate Scholarship, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU
  • 1958-1959 Commonwealth Scholarship, UWA
  • 2021: Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK
  • 2015: Visiting Professor, Brawijaya University, Indonesia, Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2006: Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria,
  • 2008-present: Burnet Institute Visiting Fellow, Burnet Institute, Victoria, Australia
  • 1993-2007: Professor of Virology, Royal Melbourne Institute Technology, Victoria, Australia
  • 1990: Visiting Fellow, Department of Microbiology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1986-1987: Visiting Scientist, Respiratory and Enterovirus Branch, CID CDC Atlanta GA, USA
  • 1979-1993: Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Pathology (Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
  • 1977-1979: Virologist, CSL Ltd.
  • 1975-1976: Visiting Fellow, Virology Division, CDC, Atlanta GA, USA
  • 1973-1975: Virologist, CSL Ltd.
  • 1970-1973: Tutor in Biochemistry, Newman College, University of Melbourne
  • 1966-1969: Research Scholar, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Australia
  • 1969-1973: Virologist, National Biological Standards Laboratory,Victoria, Australia
  • 1960-1961: Virologist, CSL Ltd