The mission of the Department of Arbovirology is:

  • to inform the ADF of threats posed by arthropod borne viruses to personnel in Australia and while deployed
  • to support the development of vaccines and diagnostic technologies that will reduce the threat of arthropod borne viral diseases to the ADF.

Current Research Projects

  • Dengue epidemiology in the Asia Pacific region
  • Genetics and evolution of mosquito borne viruses
  • Ross River virus vaccine clinical trial
  • Dengue surveillance in Vietnam (collaborative project with the Vietnam Peoples Army)



  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology


  • Vietnam Peoples Army
  • US Armed Forces Research Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Baxter Biosciences
  • World Health Organisation, WPRO, SEARO.