Location: Townsville Building 47 Room 109
Professor Lopata is a molecular immunologist and Professorial Chair with the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the James Cook University and is Theme Leader of ‘Molecular Immunology’ within the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics’ of the ‘Molecular Immunology’ stream. He leads the Molecular Allergy Research Laboratory (MARL) in the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University.
Prof Lopata has more than 27 years’ experience in the molecular immunological analysis of allergenic proteins for better diagnostics and platform knowledge for therapeutic approaches. He has characterised more than 22 novel food allergens, specific to the Australian-Asian region, which are now translated into mainstream diagnostics and therapeutics with leading international industry partners.
Prof Lopata in considered a world leader on seafood allergy within the field of food allergies, has contributed to the development of national and international guidelines, and sits on national and international expert committees of lead professional societies in the field. Prof Lopata is Associate Editor for ‘Molecular Immunology’ (Elsevier) and Regional Associate Editor (Asia Pacific) for the World Allergy Association (WAO) Journal.