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Professor Ban-Hock Toh leads the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases Auto-Immunity team. He held appointments at Universities in Singapore (1967-1968) and Malaysia (1969-1970), before joining Monash University in 1972.

Professor Toh was the Head of the Department of Immunology (1995-2005) and Senior Staff Specialist in Immunology at the Alfred Hospital (1997-2005). He was Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists Australia in Immunology (1995-2000), Regional Editor (Australasia) for Autoimmunity(1993-2001), Commonwealth Medical Fellow, MRC Immunology Unit, London (1979), Fogarty Visiting Scientist, National Institutes of Health, USA (1983 and 1989), Visiting Professor, University of Singapore (1992) and University of Innsbruck, Austria (2002).

In 2006, he accepted a fractional professorial appointment in the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases. He is an Honorary Professor, Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratory, Professorial Fellow, Baker Heart Research Institute and Immunologist, Gribbles Pathology.

His track record includes over 200 publications, including 7 letters to Nature and 19 book chapters. He is internationally recognised for his work on autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anaemia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being