Senior Research Scientist & Head of Antiviral Sensitivity Analysis, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza

A/Prof Aeron Hurt has been a research scientist for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Melbourne for over 15 years and currently heads the Antiviral Susceptibility Analysis unit of the Centre.

A/Prof Hurt has authored over 90 publications in the field of influenza, predominantly in the fields of antiviral resistance, influenza surveillance, diagnostics, and influenza evolution. These include publications in high impact journals such as Science, Nature and New England Journal of Medicine.

Aeron has been appointed as a member of various scientific committees including the WHO Influenza Antiviral Expert Working Group and the isirv-Antiviral Group where he provides advice on antiviral use and drug resistance.

A/Prof Hurt has also performed numerous Temporary Advisory roles for the World Health Organisation HQ (Geneva) or the Western Pacific Regional Office (Manila), relating to providing advice and expertise on antiviral resistance and laboratory database management and influenza laboratory detection. A/Prof Hurt has supervised numerous post-graduate students, and currently holds an Adjunct Principle Fellow position at the University of Melbourne

Experience

  • 2004–present
    Senior Scientist and Head, Antiviral Susceptibility Analysis , WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Education

  • 2009 
    Monash University, PhD

Research Areas

  • Virology (060506)