Prof Andreas Suhrbier is a Group Leader of the Inflammation Biology group at the QIMR Berghofer MRI and a Principal Research Fellow with the NHMRC. He has over 160 peer reviewed research publications primarily in the fields of inflammation and virology. He regularly attempts career-limiting escape from academia to help biotech/pharma produce interventions for human diseases. He is an inventor on 18 patents and has been a consultant for a number of local and international companies. His recent work has focused on understanding pathology of, and developing interventions for, infection/disease caused by chikungunya, Ross River, Zika and Ebola viruses.