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Anton Peleg is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University. He is also a research group leader in the Department of Microbiology, Monash University. His research spans clinical to basic research, with a focus on hospital-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, infections in immunocompromised hosts and understanding mechanisms of disease caused by hospital pathogens. He has a particular clinical interest in complex infections in highly vulnerable patient groups, including patients with cystic fibrosis, lung and stem cell transplant recipients, and infections in patients with burns or in intensive care.

Clinical activities

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne VIC


  • antibiotic prescribing
  • antibiotic resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • qualitative research
  • resi
  • bacteria
  • candida
  • epidemiology
  • hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • infection
  • microbial drug
  • diabetes
  • immunity
  • glycaemic control
  • hospital-acquired infections
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • infections in immunocompromised hosts

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Projects 2010 2021

Research Output 2007 2018

Donor-derived Mycoplasma hominis and an apparent cluster of M. hominis cases in solid organ transplant recipients

Smibert, O. C., Wilson, H. L., Sohail, A., Narayanasamy, S., Schultz, M. B., Ballard, S. A., Kwong, J. C., de Boer, J., Morrissey, O., Peleg, A. Y., Snell, G., Paraskeva, M. & Jenney, A. W. J. 1 Nov 2017 In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 65, 9, p. 1504-1508 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Global Gene Expression Profile of Acinetobacter baumannii During Bacteremia

Murray, G. L., Tsyganov, K., Kostoulias, X. P., Bulach, D. M., Powell, D., Creek, D. J., Boyce, J. D., Paulsen, I. T. & Peleg, A. Y. 15 Feb 2017 In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 215, 1, p. S52-S57

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optimizing microplate biofilm assays to screen anti-infective surfaces

Qu, Y., Thissen, H., McGiffin, D. C. & Peleg, A. Y. Jan 2017 In : Trends in Biotechnology. 35, 1, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Proposed primary endpoints for use in clinical trials that compare treatment options for bloodstream infection in adults: A consensus definition

Harris, P. N. A. , McNamara, J. F. , Lye, D. C. , Davis, J. S. , Bernard, L. , Cheng, A. C. , Doi, Y. , Fowler, V. G. , Kaye, K. S. , Leibovici, L. , Lipman, J. , Llewelyn, M. J. , Munoz-Price, S. , Paul, M. , Peleg, A. Y. , Rodríguez-Baño, J. , Rogers, B. A. , Seifert, H. , Thamlikitkul, V. , Thwaites, G. & 5 others Tong, S. Y. C., Turnidge, J., Utili, R., Webb, S. A. R. & Paterson, D. L. Aug 2017 In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 23, 8, p. 533-541

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Membership of industry collaboration/ network

The Antimicrobial resistance Research Group (Event)

Lithgow, T. J. (Inventor), Belousoff, M. J. (Member), O'Keeffe, M. A. (Member), Cryle, M. (Member), Traven, A. (Member), Boyce, J. D. (Member), Rood, J. I. (Member), Coulibaly, F. J. (Member), Peleg, A. Y. (Member), McGowan, S. (Member), Lyras, D. (Member), Heraud, P. R. (Member)

Activity: Membership of industry collaboration/ network