Professor, head of the laboratory of molecular Virology at the Department of Microbiology and immunology Of the Institute of infections and immunity. Peter Doherty, University of Melbourne. Chairman of the Virology division of the Australian society of Microbiology. Former President of the Australian virological society and Executive member of the Australian centre for HIV and hepatitis Virology. Studies RNA-mediated control of retrovirus gene expression in the productive and latent phases of infection. Aims to translate his ideas about the molecular mechanisms that control viral replication and innate and adaptive antiviral responses into new antiviral drugs, vaccines, and biomedical prevention tools.