Prof. Tony Purcell
“Tony is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Head of Australia’s largest Biochemistry Department at Monash University. He is the Vice President of the Australasian Proteomics Society, a HUPO council member and also serves as a Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Human Proteome Project.
His laboratory focusses on how the diverse array of peptides presented to the immune system (the immunopeptidome) is influenced by infection, inflammation and the environment. He has made important contributions to understanding the role of antigen presentation in several autoimmune diseases, drug hypersensitivity, cancer and infectious diseases. He is well known for work that has highlighted a role for post-translationally modified antigens in immunity. He is one of the most cited Australian proteomics researchers and a leader in the field of immunopeptidomics with over 230 related publications.”