Professor Wolfgang Weninger, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, The University of Sydney.
Professor Weninger’s research aims at understanding how immune responses fight infections and tumours and how they cause tissue damage in autoimmunity. His laboratory has pioneered intravital imaging models, primarily using multi-photon microscopy, to dissect in real time how immune cells behave in the context of intact tissues. He has made seminal contributions to unravelling the pathomechanisms of cutaneous and central nervous system diseases, including bacterial and parasitic infections and autoimmune inflammation. These studies have important implications for the development of improved therapies against common inflammatory diseases as well as vaccinations against infections and cancers.