PROF Glenn Browning

PROF Glenn Browning


  • Animal vaccines
  • Bovine mastitis
  • Chlamydia in animals
  • Diarrhoea viruses of animals
  • Molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease
  • Mycoplasmas of humans and animals
  • Rhodococcus equine infections in horses
  • Treatment, prevention, diagnosis and control of bacterial and viral diseases of animals
  • Veterinary Bacteriology (Rhodococcus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Mycoplasma,)
  • Veterinary Virology (Rotavirus, Herpesvirus, Circovirus, Coronavirus, Calicivirus)



  • Glenn F. Browning is a veterinary microbiologist with interests in applying an understanding of the fundamental pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious diseases to development of solutions to problems in animal health. He is a Redmond Barry Distinguished President Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, a multidisciplinary research centre within the university committed to improving animal health, welfare and production. Among the Centre's achievements are the development of novel attenuated vaccines to control bacterial and viral respiratory diseases of poultry, pigs and cattle, the development of diagnostic assays to improve detection of a wide range of viral and bacterial diseases in animals, and the elucidation of reasons for emergence and spread of infectious diseases in livestock. The Centre also has a strong interest in antimicrobial stewardship in animal health. Professor Browning gained his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney in 1983, worked at the University of Sydney's Rural Veterinary Centre as a clinical officer in 1984, completed a PhD in veterinary virology at the University of Melbourne in 1988, worked as a Veterinary Research Officer at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 1988-1991, and has been a member of staff at the University of Melbourne since 1991.   


Member of

  • Australian Society for Microbiology. Member 2006 -
  • American Society for Microbiology. Member 1999 -
  • Society for General Microbiology. Member 1996 -
  • International Organisation for Mycoplasmology. Member 1994 -
  • Australian Veterinary Association. Member 1983 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1988
  • DipVetClinStud, University of Sydney 1986
  • BVSc (Hons I), University of Sydney 1983

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Society of Microbiology, 2017
  • Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association, 2012
  • Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Award, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, 2010
  • Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology, 2005
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1998
  • Meritorious Service Award, Australian Veterinary Association, 1997



Available for supervision

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