Eric Gowans

Professor Eric Gowans

NHMRC Senior Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Eric Gowans.

Professor Eric Gowans is an experienced molecular virologist who has worked on several of the hepatitis viruses throughout his career. His PhD studies examined the replication and pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus and later he worked on hepatitis delta virus. He has worked on hepatitis C virus (HCV) since the virus was discovered. More recently, he has worked on DNA and recombinant viral vectors as potential vaccines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HCV.

Professor Eric Gowans is an experienced molecular virologist who has worked on several of the hepatitis viruses throughout his career. His PhD studies examined the replication and pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus and later he worked on hepatitis delta virus. He has worked on hepatitis C virus (HCV) since the virus was discovered. More recently, he has worked on DNA and recombinant viral vectors as potential vaccines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HCV.

For more information please follow the link: http://www.basilhetzelinstitute.com.au/profile/eric-gowans/

Eric Gowans

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2010 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2008 - 2009 Executive Director Women's & Children's Health Research Institute, North Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Napier College United Kingdom Fellow of Institute of Medical Laboratory Science
    University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia M. App. Sc.
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Research Interests

Grants and Funding
2009-2011 A novel HCV vaccine

EJ Gowans, B Loveland

NHMRC

$151,000 pa
2009-2011 A new HCV cell therapy

EJ Gowans, SK Roberts, B Loveland

NHMRC

$164,749 pa
2008-2009 A replication defective vaccine strategy for HCV.

EJ Gowans, B Loveland, J Torresi, S Li

ACH2 $110,000 pa
2011-13 A vaccine for hepatitis C virus.

EJ Gowans, J Torresi, S Das

Australia-India Biotechnology Fund $100,000 pa
2012-2014 Mucosal immunity to HIV                                    
 

EJ Gowans, A Suhrbier, S Wesselingh

NHMRC  $188,000 pa
2012-13 Development of a cytolytic HCV vaccine  and a novel challenge model to test efficacy  E J Gowans, B Grubor-Bauk ACH2  $174,000
2014-15 DNA vaccine therapy for HCV   E J Gowans, I Roberts-Thomson, B Grubor-Bauk THRF  $300,000
2014 Optimisation of HCV vaccine design E J Gowans, B Grubor-Bauk THRF  $100,000
2014-16 A quadrivalent vaccine for hepatitis C  Joseph Torresi, E J Gowans   NHMRC $450,000
2015-16 Approaches to develop an effective HCV vaccine E J Gowans, J Torresi, S Das AISRF $200,000
2016-17 A DNA vaccine to induce protective neutralizing antibodies to the HIV Tat protein E J Gowans THRF $160,000
2017 A multigenotypic HCV DNA vaccine  E J Gowans, B Grubor-Bauk, D Wijesundara ACH2   $85,000
2016-2018 A DNA vaccine for Zika virus   

E J Gowans, B Grubor-Bauk, D Wijesundara

NFMRI   $293,880

    

Teaching and Supervision
1964 - 1969 Preparation of materials for medical and science student practical classes and for the preparation of demonstrations.
1972 - 1975 Part-time demonstrator and tutor, Napier College, Edinburgh, to teach Medical Microbiology in the Higher National Certificate Course.
1984 - 1988 Lecturer and demonstrator in Virology teaching programme provided by the Division of Medical Virology, IMVS, to Science, Dental and Medical Students in the University of Adelaide.
1988 - 1993 Formal appointment as Visiting Lecturer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Adelaide.  Responsible for organisation of Virology Honours course.
1994-1997 Honorary Reader, Department of Microbiology, University of Queensland.
1996-2002 Assoc. Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Queensland.
1997-2002 Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Queensland.
2003-2012 Honorary Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Monash University      
2009-   Honorary Professor, University of Adelaide.

 

            

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Pre-Clinical Evaluation of a Vaccination Strategy to Induce Liver Resident Memory T Cells against Hepatitis C Virus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zelalem Addis Mekonnen
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Strategies for the development of recombinant porcine adenovirus-based vaccines against Hepatitis C virus. Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Mr Harshwardhan Jagdale
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Novel DNA Vaccine Formulations Against Hepatitis C Virus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Makutiro Ghislain Masavuli
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Novel Recombinant DNA and Live Virus Vaccines to Prevent or Control HIV-1 Infection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khamis Tomusange
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Evaluating the Immuno-modulatory Effects of a Natural Adjuvant as a Novel Vaccine Strategy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Tamsin Jade Garrod
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Optimising DNA vaccine technology to prevent HIV-1 Infection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Tessa Gargett
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The Development of a Multi-Antigenic Cytolytic DNA Vaccine against HCV Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jason Anthony Gummow
    2010 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Suicide Genes in a Novel Vaccination Strategy for Hepatitis C Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hugh Francis Trahair
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member NHMRC Grant Assigner’s Panel
    2012 - ongoing Chair Strategic Research Directions Committee Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2012 - ongoing Member BHI Policy Committee
    2012 - ongoing Member Local organising committee Australian-Pacific Congress of Virology
    2012 - ongoing Member Microbiology Grant Review Panel NHMRC
    2012 - 2014 Member Advisory Committee for Biologicals, Therapeutic Goods Administration
    2005 - ongoing Chair Institutional Biosafety Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Basil Hetzel Institute Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2014 - ongoing Virus Research
    1999 - ongoing Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    1998 - ongoing Virus Genes
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2012 - ongoing Viralytics Ltd
  • Position: NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
  • Phone: 81334003
  • Email: eric.gowans@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Building: QEH - Basil Hetzel Bldg
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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