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 scientist, Professor Greg Cook, researches bacterial physiology and antimicrobial resistance
Webster Centre researcher, Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma, carries out human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer
Webster Centre researcher, Dr Matloob Husain, is working on a programme on human virology: influenza virus.
Webster Centre scientist, Dr James Ussher, researches immunity to bacterial infection
Webster Centre Director, Professor Andy Mercer, researches molecular virology and pathogenesis.
Webster Centre researcher, Professor Richard Cannon, researches oral microbiology and antifungal drug resistance.
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.