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Prof

Nigel Curtis

Chair Of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
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Prof

Nigel Curtis

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Infectious Diseases
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Prof

Nigel Curtis

 

Professor Nigel Curtis is Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Melbourne and Head of Infectious Diseases at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. He is also Joint Leader of the Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Research Group in the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.



Nigel trained in Cambridge, London and Vancouver, and has also worked for short periods in The Gambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. He has a wide range of clinical and laboratory research interests focusing on the immune response to infectious diseases. Nigel's PhD project investigated the role of superantigens in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. Current research projects include host-pathogen interactions in severe staphylococcal & streptococcal disease, DNA microarray-based studies of gene expression in acute rheumatic fever, studies of the immune response to BCG vaccine and the immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis. He is also leading a large randomised controlled trial of BCG immunisation of infants in Melbourne to investigate the non-specific effects of this vaccine including its ability to prevent allergic disease.

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Credentials

Positions


Chair Of Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Education


Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Doctor of Philosophy

University of London

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

University of London - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Diploma in Child Health

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Master of Arts

University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

University of London

Bachelor of Arts

University of Cambridge