About us

The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD) is a world-class research institute based at Monash University’s Clayton campus in Melbourne, Australia. Led by Prof Cameron Simmons, the IVBD spearheads the University’s research efforts to eliminate diseases such as dengue fever and Zika, which represent significant public health concerns worldwide.

The IVBD’s flagship research program is the World Mosquito Program, a global not-for-profit initiative working to reduce the threat of dengue, Zika and chikungunya in 12 countries around the world.

Our mission

The Institute of Vector-Borne Disease strives to deliver world-class enabling and translational research on the prevention and treatment of vector-borne diseases.

Our values

We deliver on our mission by:

  1. Performing cutting-edge discovery and translational research
  2. Consistently engaging with global partners and collaborators
  3. Nurturing the best scientific talent in our research areas
  4. Clearly and effectively communicating our work and its impact to stakeholders

Read more about our research.