Andrew Taylor-Robinson received a BSc in medical microbiology (immunology major) from University College London and a PhD in parasite immunology from the University of Glasgow for work on cellular immunity to malaria. He has 30 years’ research experience of infectious disease immunology, with a focus on malaria, dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases, now covering Zika. He is currently Professor of Immunology & Haematology at Central Queensland University where he investigates pathogens affecting human wellbeing in rural Australia. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, commentaries and book chapters.
Dr. Andrew Taylor-Robinson research interests include
- Exploring immunity to the major liver stage antigen of malaria as a potential vaccine candidate
- Investigating mechanisms of transmission-blocking immunity to malaria in the mosquito
- Dissection of protective immunity to blood stage malaria in an experimental model