We have over forty experts from across the university making fundamental discoveries and translating these discoveries into practical applications against infectious diseases.
Members of the Webster Centre use a variety of methods in their research, ranging from chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, immunology and microbiology.
Key research areas
Webster Centre scientist, Associate Professor Jo Kirman, researches applied and molecular immunology.
Webster Centre scientist, Professor Greg Cook, researches bacterial physiology and antimicrobial resistance.
Webster Centre investigator, Associate Professor Russell Poulter, explores eukaryote mobile genetic elements.
Webster Centre researcher, Professor Merilyn Hibma, carries out human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer.
Webster Centre researcher, Associate Professor Matloob Husain, is working on a programme on human virology: influenza virus.
Webster Centre Director, Dr James Ussher, researches immunity to bacterial infection and antimicrobial resistance.
Webster Centre researcher, 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.