About
Experience
  • 2016 to present - NHMRC CJ Martin Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2013 to 2015 - NHMRC CJ Martin Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Research Officer, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2011 - PhD student, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2006 to 2007 - Research Assistant, University Hospital Charite (Berlin, Germany)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2014 - Australasian Society of Immunology International Postgraduate Travel Award to attend Keystone Symposium on tuberculosis
  • 2012 - Dean's Award for Excellence in PhD Research; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; The University of Melbourne
  • 2011 - Pfizer PhD Oration Award
  • 2011 - New Investigator Award at the 41st Australasian Society for Immunology International Conference
  • 2011 - PhD Travel Award from the Australasian Society for Immunology
  • 2010 - Scholarship from The University of Melbourne to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership
  • 2010 - Second Prize for oral presentation at the Victorian Infection and Immunity Network Postgraduate Student Symposium
  • 2009 - Travel Grant from the American Society of Microbiology to attent the 3rd International Conference on Salmonella in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2009 - First Poster Prize at Victorian Infection and Immunity Network Postgraduate Student Symposium
  • 2009 - Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS), The University of Melbourne
  • 2008 - Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
Fellowships
  • 2012 - NHMRC CJ Martin Overseas Biomedical Early Career Fellowship
Memberships
  • 2011 - Australian Society for Microbiology
  • 2010 - Australasian Society for Immunology
  • 2009 to 2010 - American Society of Microbiology
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Andreas Kupz from 2007 onwards.

Current Funding

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NHMRC - Project Grant -

New strategies for improved tuberculosis vaccines

Indicative Funding
$741,092 over 4 years
Summary
Tuberculosis is one of the most threatening infectious diseases worldwide due to the low efficiency of the only licensed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, BCG. This project aims to interrogate two previously neglected immune mechanisms and their potential to enhance vaccine-induced immunity by incorporating these mechanisms into new genetically modified BCG strains. We will also investigate alternative BCG vaccination routes to generate long-lived immune cells that can rapidly control the infection.
Investigators
Andreas Kupz in collaboration with Stefan Kaufmann and Roland Brosch (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Institut Pasteur)
Keywords
Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Mycobacteria; Vaccine Development; Immunology; Infectious Disease Control

NHMRC - Early Career Fellowship

Targeting Inflammasome Activation To Combat Infections With Intracellular Pathogens

Indicative Funding
$325,084 over 4 years
Summary
The project will investigate the potential to specifically target intracellular sensors, so called inflammasomes, to enhance immunity against the intracellular pathogens Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Toxoplasma gondii. Particular emphasis will be placed on the regulation of inflammasome-mediated secretion of iterleukin-18 and subsequent initiation of protective interferon-gamma production. The project aims to identify novel host-pathogen interactions that can enhance effective control and clearance of these pathogens and to test the associated molecules in murine infection models as well as primary human samples. Results obtained from this research project may aid in the development of novel vaccine candidates and immunomodulatory strategies against intracellular pathogens.
Investigators
Andreas Kupz in collaboration with Stefan Kaufmann (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine and Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology)
Keywords
Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Toxoplasma gondii (Apicomplexa); Innate immunity; Vacine development; Immunology; Infectious Disease
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  • Mechanisms Driving Tuberculosis Susceptibility and Vaccine Efficacy in Type-2-Diabetes (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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