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CIDM - Public Health

The Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health is a large public health and diagnostic microbiology laboratory affiliated with Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney and Marie Bashir Institute.

Our primary aims are to advance laboratory based surveillance and to improve prevention strategies, management and control of communicable diseases.

We are undertaking research to improve laboratory and epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases, the causative agents and their vectors. Our scientists work with a broad range of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens.

Sophisticated epidemiological tools that can accurately predict the behaviour and modes of transmission of microbial pathogens and identify sources are also being developed, along with education and training programs.

A/Prof Vitali Sintchenko
Director, CIDM Public Health


Contact CIDM

General Enquiries        

Phone: 612 8890 6255

Fax: 612 9893 8659



Westmead Hospital
Level 3, Institute of Clinical Pathology &
Medical Research (ICPMR)
Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (CIDM)
cnr Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads
Westmead  NSW  2145
Sydney  Australia 

Postal Address

PO Box 533
Wentworthville NSW 2145 


Our partners

CIDM-PH has long-standing collaborations with:

Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)

CIDM-Public Health senior investigators have played a critical role in establishing several NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) which increased the breadth of our collaborations with research and healthcare organisations in NSW:

Interdisciplinary research collaboration

Our close links with the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity are providing new opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration with researchers in other faculties of the University of Sydney.


News and Events

Latest CIDM Events
CIDM-PH hosts a number of topical workshops, symposia and seminars
every year which attract overseas, interstate and local registrants.

Latest News from CIDM
Centre for Infectious-Diseases Microbiology Public Health Publications.

In the Media
Centre for Infectious-Diseases Microbiology Public Health in the Media.



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