CANCELLED Professor Jose Villadangos, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
José Villadangos is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of The University of Melbourne. He obtained his Ph. D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and trained as a post-doc in the laboratories of Hidde Ploegh (Boston) and Ken Shortman (Melbourne). He established his own laboratory at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 2001 and moved to The University of Melbourne in 2011. Jose has authored over 100 original articles, reviews and book chapters. He has received awards from the Human Frontiers Science Program and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is currently a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). Jose is the Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Immunology and President of the International Congress of Immunology 2016 to be held in Melbourne. His current research interests include: (i) Regulation of dendritic cell development and function; (ii) Mechanisms of antigen presentation in dendritic cells; (iii) Regulation of proteostasis by membrane ubiquitin ligases; (iv) Mechanisms controlling the dimerisation of the amyloidogenic protease inhibitor Cystatin C; (v) Autophagy, (vi) The development of adoptive T cell therapy for the treatment of cancer; (vii) the formation of CD8 T cell memory.