Michael Frese


Accepting PhD Students

1992 …2020

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Personal profile


Michael holds a PhD in virology and has studied viruses and the innate immune response to virus infections in leading laboratories around the world, e.g. at the Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg (Germany), the Pasteur Institute in Paris (France), the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla/San Diego (U.S.A), at the Australian National University and Australia's CSIRO. He is interested in interferon-induced proteins, animal models for viral diseases and the replication of RNA viruses (e.g. flavi- and caliciviruses). At the University of Canberra, he teaches immunology and microbiology and chaired the Committee for Ethics in Animal Experimentation. More recently, Michael has published a series of paper in paleontology (in collaboration with CSIRO and/or the Australian Museum, Sydeny).

Research Interests: 

  • Molecular virology and innate immunity
  • Hepatitis viruses (HBV, HCV and HDV; rabbit caliciviruses)
  • Vaccine development and gene delivery
  • Bee microbiome
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Palaeontology


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Freiburg


External positions

Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Canberra

2014 → …

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Research Output

Calicivirus RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerases: Evolution, Structure, Protein Dynamics, and Function

SMERTINA, E., URAKOVA, N., STRIVE, T. & FRESE, M., Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, p. 1-22 22 p., 1280.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Insecticide resistance status of Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 (Hemiptera Aleyrodidae) in Australian cotton production valleys

    Hopkinson, J., Pumpa, S., van Brunschot, S., Fang, C., Frese, M., Tay, W. T. & Walsh, T., 21 Dec 2019, In : Austral Entomology. 59, 1, p. 202-214 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Interventions for the long-term prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks

    BEARD, N., FRESE, M., Mere, P., Katelaris, C. & MILLS, K., 19 Aug 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 8, p. 1-12 12 p., CD013403.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Interventions for the treatment of acute hereditary angioedema attacks

    FRESE, M., BEARD, N., Mere, P., Katelaris, C. & MILLS, K., 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 8, p. 1-14 14 p., CD013402.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)