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Research Biography

Director of Endocrinology at Flinders Medical Centre with a conjoint position as Professor of Medicine at Flinders University, Nikolai Petrovsky is also vice-president and secretary-general of the International Immunomics Society. Active in diabetes, endocrinology and vaccine research, he is the founder of Vaxine, a company funded by the US National Institutes of Health to develop novel vaccine technologies. In 2009 Vaxine won the AMP Innovation Award at the Telstra Business Awards and Australia's Coolest Company Award from Australian Anthill magazine. Nikolai Petrovsky has developed vaccines against influenza, hepatitis b, sting allergy, malaria, japanese encephalitis, rabies and HIV, has authored over 90 papers and chapters and is a regular invited speaker at international vaccine conferences.

Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Vaccine development
  • Immuno-informatics

Research Expertise

  • Biosecurity
  • Clinical trials
  • Coronavirus - COVID-19
  • Coronavirus – MERS
  • Coronavirus – SARS
  • Drug development
  • History of pandemics
  • Immunisation
  • Immunology / vaccinology
  • Infectious diseases


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