Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development (QIMR-CIVD)

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

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Syringe and drug vial by CIVD

The Centre is dedicated to developing novel technology platforms to enhance the efficacy of existing vaccines, and formulating the next generation of vaccines primarily aimed towards infectious diseases and human malignancies using through its collaborative links between research and manufacturing laboratories at QIMR Berghofer and international institutions. CIVD aims to establish itself as an internationally reputed vaccine research centre which provides opportunities for its members to develop collaborative links with national and international academic institutions and the biotech industry, and as a platform for young scientists to develop new techniques in the field of vaccine research.

Website http://civd.qimrberghofer.edu.au/

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Extensive Expertise in Vaccine Research and Development
  • Expertise in Immunotherapy Development
  • Conducting Clinical Trials
  • Expertise in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Developing and Testing Cellular Therapies
  • Conducting Immunology Research
  • Infectious Diseases Research
  • Developing Novel Diagnostic Test
  • Conducting Research in Cancer Immunology
  • Developing New Treatments for Transplant Patients

Facilities and major equipment

  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Facility
  • Advanced Imaging Facility
  • Experimental Animal Facility
  • Extensive facility for Cell Banking
  • Fluorescence cell Analysis Facility

Number of research staff

200-300 research staff


QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 300 Herston Road, Herston, 4006

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

  • Development of novel immunotherapy for human cancers and infectious complications
  • Development of novel treatment of transplant patients
  • Development of human challenge system for malaria to test novel drug therapies

Organisation type

  • Queensland statutory authority

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