Prof Steven P. Djordjevic
Steven P. Djordjevic is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research has been focussed on the identification and functional analyses of surface proteins for vaccine development. He has also examined mechanisms for delivery of subunit recombinant antigens including adjuvant formulation, inoculation route (mucosal and parenteral), and live attenuated versus subunit vaccine antigen delivery.
More recently his research has been directed towards characterising protein surface topography. He pioneered studies directed towards understanding how surface adhesins are modified posttranslationally and championed the concept that Mycoplasmas can regulate their surface topology by endoproteolytic processing. His group have shown that processing events are critical to the generation of functional domains that interact with a variety of host extracellular matrix and circulatory molecules and are important for colonisation of the host. These concepts have been applied to the study of a number of Mycoplasma species and extended to other important bacterial pathogens. More recently his group have applied methods to interrogate the protein surface topography using non-biased systems approaches. Results of these studies have been published in MBio, Molecular Microbiology, Cellular Microbiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Journal of Proteome Research, Infection & Immunity, Journal of Bacteriology, Proteomics, Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis and the Australian Veterinary Journal. Dr Djordjevic has been a member of the IOM since 1994. He is a recipient of the Iowa State University Veterinary Research Prize (2000). He was Team Leader for Porcine Mycoplasma Group of the International Research Program for Comparative Mycoplasmology; Chairman of the Awards Committee (2010) and is an active member of the Scientific Program Committee.
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