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Study in Immunobiology is offered by the Discipline of Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the Sydney Medical School. Units of study in this major are available at standard and advanced level.

Program structure and content

Immunobiology is the study of defence mechanisms that protect individuals against infections and cancers. Immunobiology draws together immunology and biology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology and physiology. Studies in immunology are leading to advances in clinical medicine, including understanding allergies, transplant rejection, autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and insulin-dependent diabetes, and the development of new vaccines.

First year planning for a major in Immunobiology

Recommended: A combination of Junior Biology and Junior Chemistry.

Contact and further information


Associate Professor Allison Abendroth

T +61 2 9351 6867

Associate Professor Scott Byrne
T +61 2 9351 7308

Associate Professor Carl Feng
T +61 2 9351 6177

Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Level 5 (East), Charles Perkins Centre hub (D17)
University of Sydney
NSW 2006