Established in 2011, the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre is a multidisciplinary network based at The University of Queensland, and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Professor Don McManus (NHMRC SPRF)
Professor Don McManus is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Senior Principal Research Fellow at QIMR, Professor of Tropical Health, University of Queensland and Professor, Griffith University.
His research investigates schistosomiasis and echinococcosis.
He has pioneered vaccine development for schistosomiasis.
He was a key and founding member of the Sequencing Consortium which in 2009 published the landmark, complete genome of Schistosoma japonicum as a cover article in Nature.
He has published 456 articles, he has a career h-index of 52 and has have been cited on over 7,500 occasions.
He is an Editorial Board member of 13 journals (ex Board member of two others).
He is a Board Member of the RNAS (schistosomiasis) and WHO Steering Committees on Schistosomiasis, and Zoonoses and Marginalized Infectious Diseases of Poverty.
He was conferred with honorary membership of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, in 2010, in recognition of his "outstanding accomplishments to tropical medicine.