Our scope extends from molecular research to clinical, epidemiological, and pharmacological research on infectious diseases affecting animals, plants, and humans.
We have over sixty experts from four universities, and key Crown Research Institutes working to translate discoveries into practical applications against infectious diseases.
Key research areas
Webster Centre scientist, Dr Jo Kirman, researches applied and molecular immunology
Webster Centre researchers, including Professor Andy Mercer, are working on a programme on human pathogenic viruses, drug targets, and potential therapeutics.
Webster Centre scientist, Dr James Ussher, researches immunity to bacterial infection
Dunedin researchers Professors Greg Cook, Philip Hill and Frank Griffin are key leaders in a group of Otago scientists studying tuberculosis, and other mycobacterial diseases.
Webster Centre scientists Associate Professor Russell Poulter and Professor Iain Lamont have been investigating the bacterial causes of diseases in New Zealand kiwifruit.
Professor Kurt Krause carries out research on structural biology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial development