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Prof Michael Good AO

Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellow, Griffith University
Michael Good Professor Michael Good is an Australia Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council, Griffith University. He was the past Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, a past President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes, and a past Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology. In 2006 he was appointed as Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. In 2008 he was a Steering Committee member and Co-Chair of the "long-term national health strategy" of the 2020 Summit. Also in 2008 he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to medical research and contributions to education. In 2009 he won the Australian Museum CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science. In 2010 he was named a "Queensland Great" by the Queensland Premier. He graduated MD PhD DSc from the University of Queensland and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. He undertook postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland before returning to Australia in 1988. His interests are in the field of immunity and immunopathogenesis to malaria and group A streptococcus/rheumatic fever, with particular relevance to the development of vaccines.
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