Specific research aims are to:

  • Define the ecology and evolution of animal and human influenza viruses to identify viruses of pandemic risk.
  • Identify viral and host determinants of pathogenesis, antiviral immunity and interspecies transmission.
  • Identify evidence-based options for the control of influenza in humans and animals by defining the transmission dynamics and quantifying the impact of interventions.
  • Develop novel options for diagnosis, vaccines and therapy.