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Dr Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck

Associate Professor Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck BSc (Hons), MSc, DipEd, PhD, MBA, FAICD
Director, Centre for Animal Biotechnology

Associate Professor Scheerlinck joined the Centre for Animal Biotechnology in 2000 and became the Director of the Centre in 2006. He was previously employed as a Project Leader at the CRC for Vaccine Technology Unit, CSIRO Animal Health, and as a Post-doctoral fellow at both the Immunoparasitology Unit, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and the Immunology Unit, International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi, Kenya).

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Telephone: +61 3 8344 4441
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Deputy Head of Department – Parkville

Co-ordinator Roles:
Animal Health Biotechnologies (third year Bachelor of Science students)

Field of Expertise:
Cellular immunology

Research Interests:
- Regulation of immune responses and lymphocyte recirculation
- Development of protein and DNA vaccines
- Animal models for human diseases
- Infectious diseases

Current Research Projects:
Development of novel vaccine delivery systems for mucosal immunisation.
Improvement of DNA vaccination in a large animal model.
Investigating of novel adjuvants.

Committee Memberships:
Member of the Editorial Board of ISRN Veterinary Science (2010 - present)
Member of the ARC College of Experts (2008-2010)
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology”
Chair of Parkville Management Committee
Member of the Faculty Executive
Member of Veterinary Research, Research Training and Graduate Studies Committee
Member of Animal House Committee
Member of IT Working party
Member Human Advisory Ethic Committee

Supervised Students:
- Mani Heck (MPhil, commenced 2010), Investigation of Immune Memory Resilience
- J Van der Velden (PhD, commenced 2008), Study of chronic asthma in sheep
- A Vujanic (PhD, commenced 2008), Mechanism of induction of the immune response following lung vaccination
- J Ravichandran (Hon, 2007), Activation of sheep dendritic cells by CpG motives in vivo
- H-H. Yen (PhD, 2006), Modulation of Immune Response to DNA vaccines in sheep.
- R. De Rose (PhD, 2004), Immune response following DNA vaccination.
- J. Uilenreef (MSc, 2000), Cytokine responses in Johne's Disease.
- M. Riffkin (PhD, 1997), Immunoregulation by Trichostrongylus colubriformis.
- T. Van de Putte (MSc, 1993), Immunity to Theileira parva in young cattle.
- P. Stass (MSc, 1991), Computer modelling of the peptide MHC interactions.
- A. Geldhoff (MSc, 1990), Antigen presentation.

Member of Research Groups:
Centre for Animal Biotechnology

Selected Publications:

Scheerlinck J-P. Y. and H-H Yen (2010) Defining immune memory resilience: Implications for vaccine development. Expert. Rev. Vaccines 9(4):351-353

Vujanic A, J. L.-K. Wee, K. J. Snibson, S. Edwards, M. Pearse, C. Quinn, M. Moloney, S. Taylor, P. Sutton and J-P. Y. Scheerlinck (2010) Combined mucosal and systemic immunity following pulmonary delivery of ISCOMATRIX™ adjuvanted recombinant antigens. Vaccine 28(14):2593-2597

Yen H-H, J. L.-K. Wee, K. J. Snibson, and J-P. Y. Scheerlinck (2009) Thoracic duct cannulation without thoracotomy in sheep: A method for accessing efferent lymph from the lung. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 129, 76-81

Yen H-H. and J-P. Y. Scheerlinck (2007). Co-delivery of plasmid-encoded cytokines modulates the immune response to a DNA vaccine delivered by in vivo electroporation. Vaccine 25:14, 2575-82

Scheerlinck J-P. Y., S. Gloster, A. Gamvrellis, P. L. Mottram and M. Plebanski (2006). Systemic immune responses in sheep, induced by a novel nano-bead adjuvant. Vaccine 24, 1124-1131.

Scheerlinck J.-P. Y. (2001). Genetic adjuvants for DNA vaccines. Vaccine 19:17-19, 2647-2656.

Scheerlinck J.-P. Y. (1999). Functional and structural comparison of cytokines in different species. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. 72:1-2, 39-44.

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