Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID) “One Health” approach delivers innovative research outcomes, providing practical solutions to the risks posed by emerging infectious diseases to our region, nationally and internationally.

GCEID combines specialised research facilities and highly skilled staff to combat infectious diseases through a collaborative, multidisciplinary partnership between Deakin University, Barwon Health and CSIRO – Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL).

GCEID is led by Professor Soren Alexandersen, one of the world’s leading experts on “One Health” – the multidisciplinary approach to managing infectious diseases in people, animals and the environment.

Three clear areas of GCEID activity are:

  1. Undertaking EID (Emerging Infectious Diseases) research from bench to bedside
  2. Developing and defining EID policy
  3. Shaping EID risk management within Australia and globally

Our Vision
GCEID and its partner organisations deliver world-leading, multidisciplinary “One Health” research, education and training on emerging infectious diseases and are recognised and respected as having unique world-class expertise, facilities and collaborations for vital “One Health” research, capacity-building and translation.

Our Mission
Foster and facilitate cutting-edge “One Health” research, education and training to strengthen understanding, mitigation and control of emerging infectious diseases.