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Researcher: Kreiss, A (Dr Alexandre Kreiss)

Fields of Research

Veterinary immunology
Cellular immunology
Humoural immunology and immunochemistry
Animal immunology
Host-parasite interactions
Conservation and biodiversity
Veterinary pathology
Infectious diseases
Genetics
Other biological sciences
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Tumour immunology
Medical parasitology
Genomics
Immunogenetics (incl. genetic immunology)
Immunology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Transplantation immunology
Biochemistry and cell biology
Cancer cell biology
Veterinary medicine (excl. urology)
Ecosystem function
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Veterinary sciences
Zoology
Infectious agents
Veterinary diagnosis and diagnostics
Applied immunology (incl. antibody engineering, xenotransplantation and t-cell therapies)

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Clinical health
Other environmental management
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Veterinary diagnostics
Animal welfare
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Other health
Veterinary pharmaceutical products
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Marine biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Histological and Immunohistochemical Analysis of Lymphoid Tissues of the Tasmanian Devil; The Anatomical Record
A murine xenograft model for a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Veterinary Pathology
A second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Allorecognition in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), an endangered marsupial species with limited genetic diversity; PL o S One
Assessment of cellular immune responses of health and diseased Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Developmental & Comparative Immunology
Demonstration of immune responses against devil facial tumour disease in wild Tasmanian devils; Biology Letters
Devil facial tumor disease; Veterinary Pathology
Evidence for induction of humoral and cytotoxic immune responses against devil facial tumor disease cells in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) immunized with killed cell preparations; Vaccine
Evolution and lineage dynamics of a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; PLoS Biology
Fluralaner as a novel treatment for sarcoptic mange in the bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus): safety, pharmacokinetics, efficacy and practicable use; Parasites and Vectors
Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered marsupial Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil); National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Tasmanian Devil and Its Transmissible Cancer; Cell
Identification of dendritic cells, B cell and T cell subsets in Tasmanian devil lymphoid tissue; evidence for poor immune cell infiltration into devil facial tumors; Anatomical Record
Immune response of the Tasmanian devil; The Third Australian Health and Medical Research Congress
Immunisation of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) against Devil Facial Tumour Disease Tumour Cells; The 5th International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference
Immunisation of Tasmanian Devils against Devil Facial Tumour Disease Tumour Cells; 58th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association
Immunization strategies producing a humoral IgG immune response against devil facial tumor disease in the majority of Tasmanian devils destined for wild release; Frontiers in Immunology
Immunology of a transmissible cancer spreading among Tasmanian devils; Journal of Immunology
Impaired allogeneic recognition may account for establishment of Devi Facial Tumour disease cells in Tasmanian devils; The Third Australian Health and Medical Research Congress
Mitogen activated Tasmanian devil blood mononuclear cells kill devil facial tumour disease cells; Immunology and Cell Biology
Mitogen induced lymphocyte proliferation and mixed lymphocyte reaction in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); The thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Immunology
Mitogen-induced responses in lymphocytes from platypus, the Tasmanian devil and the eastern barred bandicoot; Australian Veterinary Journal
Natural Killer Cell Mediated Cytotoxic Responses in the Tasmanian Devil; PL o S One
Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front; Conservation Biology
Regression of devil facial tumour disease following immunotherapy in immunised Tasmanian devils; Scientific Reports
Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumour disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Tasman-PCR: A genetic diagnostic assay for Tasmanian devil facial tumour diseases; Royal Society Open Science
The humoral immune response of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) against horse red blood cells ; Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology: An International Journal of Comparative Immunology
The humoral immune response of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) against two cellular antigens; 37th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Australasian Society for Immunology
The humoral immune response of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) against two cellular antigens; Proceedings of the International Congress of Immunology
The immune response of Tasmanian devils to devil facial tumour disease cell preparations; The 5th Australasian Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting
The Immune Response of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) and Devil Facial Tumour Disease; EcoHealth
The immune responses of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) and the Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Proceedings of the 8th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium
The Tasmanian Devil Transcriptome Reveals Schwann Cell Origins of a Clonally Transmissible Cancer ; Science
Transmission of a fatal clonal tumor by biting occurs due to depleted MHC diversity in a threatened carnivorous marsupial; National Academy of Sciences Proceedings
Tumor-specific diagnostic marker for transmissible facial tumors of Tasmanian devils: immunohistochemistry studies; Veterinary Pathology

Research Projects

An immunological and immunogenetic approach to protect Tasmanian devils against Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
An Immunological and Immunogenetic Approach to Understand and to Protect Tasmanian Devils against Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Analysis of Devil Tumour Disease to identify unique tumour antigens for diagnosis and vaccination; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Characterisation of DFTD tumour proteins eliciting immune responses in Tasmanian devils; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Establishment of a mouse model to study the biology of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Health, haematology, disease and parasites in three species of Australian breeding petrels; Birds Australia (BA)
Health, haematology, disease and parasites in three species of Australian-breeding petrels; The Australian Society for Parasitology Inc (ASParas)
Immunohistochemistry as a tool to search for evidence of immunity against Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Infrastructure Grant - Expansion of captivity facility in Fern Tree; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
MHC-I expression on DFTD tumour cells and monoclonal antibodies as a strategy to induce and analyse an immune response to DFTD; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
New vaccination strategy to protect Tasmanian Devils against the devil facial tumour disease; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Tasmanian Devil Research Scholarship - A Kreiss; Qantas Airways Ltd (QANTAS)
The involvement of tumour cytokine production in the pathogenesis of Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii) Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Use of a murine model to investigate devil facial tumour disease; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Vaccination of Tasmanian devils to induce a memory response against DFTD; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Immunological approach to protect Tasmanian devils against devil facial tumour disease
Novel strategies to protect Tasmanian devils against Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Research Candidate Supervision

A multifaceted approach towards the development of a protective vaccine for DFTD