Pfizer Vaccines
Dr. Eileen Dunne is a microbiologist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on pneumococcal vaccines, respiratory infections, and public health. She completed a PhD in Microbiology at Boston University in 2009 and then spent nearly 10 years as a postdoc and senior research officer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. She returned to the United States in 2019 for a two-year assignment as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2021, she started a new position with Pfizer as a senior director on the Global Respiratory Vaccines team. She holds honorary appointments at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics (Royal Children’s Hospital), University of Melbourne.

Moderator Of 1 Session

Workshop 05: Laboratory Techniques (1) Pneumococcal Identification and Serotyping Using Conventional Methods

Session Type
Off-site Pre-Symposium Workshop
Sun, 19.06.2022
Session Time
09:00 - 16:00
Michener Institute - 1308A
Session Description
This workshop will be highly interactive and will consist of both a presentation and a hands-on laboratory practical training session. Learning objectives: To gain a practical understanding of traditional pneumococcal identification methods and test principles (culture, optochin susceptibility, and bile solubility test); To learn about phenotypic pneumococcal serotyping methods (Quellung reaction and latex agglutination).

Please note: All ISPPD-12 Workshops are highly interactive and designed to allow at least 25% active learning for the maximum registrants anticipated.