Our research programs

The Kirby Institute has 13 research programs, each dedicated to a specific aspect of our broad-ranging research on infectious diseases. Our programs are headed by world leaders in their fields and are made up of cross-disciplinary and collaborative teams. Our diverse programs and research strengths bring a wealth of expertise and experience to every project and study we work on. From the lab to the streets, our institute has been at the forefront of scientific discoveries and public health breakthroughs. 

In the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health program, we work collaboratively to close the gap in health disparity between Aboriginal and...
Our Biostatistics and Databases Program undertakes research activities based on developing and applying modern statistical and mathematical...
The HIV Epidemiology and Prevention program conducts research into the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections.
Our Immunovirology and Pathogenesis program works in the Kirby Institute laboratories to uncover new knowledge on how the human immune system...
In the Infection Analytics Program, we use mathematical and computational approaches to better understand immunity to major infectious disease...
The Justice Health Research Program works on a range of projects involving adult and juvenile prisoners, community-based offenders.
The Public Health Interventions Research Group conducts a wide range of projects focused on the evaluation of strategies to prevent infectious...
The Sexual Health Program engages in research about the epidemiology, surveillance, microbiology, clinical management, and prevention of sexually...
The Surveillance, Evaluation and Research program monitors the pattern of transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections...
The Therapeutic and Vaccine Research program conducts clinical studies across a range of infectious diseases, with a particular focus on therapies...
Our Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program undertakes world-class clinical and laboratory research that improves outcomes for people living with...
The Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program conducts research on key infections, including viral hepatitis and HIV, in vulnerable...
The Viral Immunology Systems Program is a collaborative team of clinicians and scientists encompassing the clinical disciplines of infectious...
The Director’s Unit provides a wide range of support to the Director and to other staff members of the Kirby Institute.

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