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Biographical entry Johnson, Mike

Microbiologist and Virologist


Dr Mike Johnson is a microbiologist who specialises in the identification of animal viruses and development of vaccines and recombinant adenoviruses. Since 1989 he has been employed at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory.



Education - BSc with First-Class Honours and majors in Biochemistry, Genetics and Physiology, Macquarie University
Education - PhD on 'Macropodid herpes viruses', Macquarie University
1986 - 1988
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology, University of Sydney
Career position - Research Scientist in the Avian Viral Vectors, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), Geelong
1993 - c. 2000
Career position - Appointed project leader of the Adenovirus Viral Vector Delivery program, CSIRO AAHL, Geelong
2000 - 2003
Career position - Chief Scientific Officer, Vectogen Ltd
2003 - 2004
Career position - Leader of the Bioactive Delivery Project, CSIRO AAHL, Geelong
2004 - 2005
Career position - Project Manager of the Hepatitis C Vaccine Project at the Australian pharmaceutical company CSL Ltd.
2005 -
Career position - Manager of Diagnostics Services at CSIRO AAHL, Geelong
Career event - Appointed Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

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