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Respiratory Infections: the significance and complexity of host-bacterial interactions



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26 August 2009


Abstract: This seminar will present the results of studies associated with naïve and acquired host responses in the lungs and middle ears. It will present data that demonstrates the complexity in understanding responses associated with single and complex infections. Immune parameters will include bacterial clearance, humoral and cellular immunity, cytokine and inflammatory responses.


Prof Kyd is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Scholarship and Industry) at CQUniversity. In addition to her University Executive role, she has maintained an active research group, undertaking research in respiratory infectious diseases, predominantly focusing on bacterial infections of the lungs and middle ear. Prior to her appointment at CQUniversity, Professor Kyd was at the University of Canberra.  Prof Kyd has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree from UNSW, a Dip Ed from Sydney and a PhD from the University of Newcastle. Prof Kyd has attracted approximately $7 million in research funding to support her research, with approximately $3million from ARC and NH&MRC grants and the remainder associated with Industry-linked projects. She has an extensive publication track record, several patents in vaccine technologies that have been licensed to the pharmaceutical industry, is an Editor of the journal Vaccine and a consultant to international pharmaceutical companies.

Professor Jennelle Kyd
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Scholarship & Industry)
CQUniversity, Rockhampton