Margaret was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering for 11 years completing her term in December 2019. She led the Academy in delivering its strategic goals of driving technological science and engineering solutions to key problems facing Australia today.
Stephen is an esteemed leader in virology, and has held multiple leadership positions at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) since 1989 and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B. His achievements in hepatitis research has underpinned several commercialisation activities.
Mark is the Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at La Trobe University. His current research interests include inflammation and the tumour micro environment, as well as the mechanism of action and therapeutic application of host defence peptides. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers and 8 patents.
Joe is a clinician scientist with an international reputation in viral infections. He is an infectious diseases physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Alfred Hospital. With a strong research background in clinical virology, Joe has conducted over 50 clinical trials and has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals.
As a cancer biologist, Nik has held many national leadership positions in directing research, enhancing clinical trial activity in Australia, establishing national guidelines and infrastructure, and advising regulatory bodies, such as the TGA. Nik is currently the inaugural Group Director of Research for Epworth HealthCare, and Adjunct Professor at the Eastern Clinical School of Monash University, among many other roles.
Steven is an infectious diseases clinician researcher based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Doherty Institute. His key achievements include the discovery and naming of two new species of Staphylococcus, and leading international-recognised clinical trials in infectious diseases. He is passionate about applying cutting edge science to improve the treatment of bacterial infections.