Personal profile


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 2017

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Other - peer-reviewLetter

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Structural basis for linezolid binding site rearrangement in the Staphylococcus aureus ribosome

Belousoff, M. J., Eyal, Z., Radjainia, M., Ahmed, T., Bamert, R. S., Matzov, D., Bashan, A., Zimmerman, E., Mishra, S., Cameron, D., Elmlund, H., Peleg, A. Y., Bhushan, S., Lithgow, T. & Yonath, A. 9 May 2017 In : mBio. 8, 3, 7 p., e00395-17

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus isolates are attenuated for virulence when compared with susceptible progenitors

Cameron, D. R., Lin, Y-H., Trouillet-Assant, S., Tafani, V., Kostoulias, X., Mouhtouris, E., Skinner, N., Visvanathan, K., Baines, S. L., Howden, B., Monk, I. R., Laurent, F., Stinear, T. P., Howden, B. P. & Peleg, A. Y. Oct 2017 In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 23, 10, p. 767-773 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access