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Place of work: University of Technology,Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases Inst,Medical & Molecular Biosciences Dep ,Sydney,Australia
Field of study: Coccidiosis,Immunology
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Date of birth:  23.Oct.1952

Telephone: 0061 2 9514 4082 

Mobile phone: 0438 486160

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Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Academic education:

-PhD. : 1977-1980  Molecular Immunology /The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

-MSc. :1975-1977   Molecular Immunology /The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

-BSc. : 1970-1973  Biology and Psychology / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan,USA

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Work experiences:

1980-1984    Post-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University, New

  York, N.Y., USA

1984-1985   Senior Scientist at International Genetic Sciences Partnership Ltd., Jerusalem, Israel

1985-1992   Lecturer, Department of Parasitology, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

1991-1993   Visiting Professor, Institute for Microbiology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

1993-2002   Head and Coordinator of the Coccidiosis Project, ABIC Ltd., Netanya, Israel

2002-2007   Inaugural Director of the Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

2007-present Professor of Parasitology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and from 2009, Visiting Professor at the Technion-Israel Institute for Technology, Haifa, Israel

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Publications (Journals):

48 Wallach, M., The Role of Antibody in Immunity Against Eimeria, Trends in Parasitology, manuscript submitted.

47 Sharman, P., Katrib, M., Wallach, M. and Smith, N. Chasing the Golden Egg: Vaccination against Poultry Coccidiosis, Parasite Immunology, manuscript submitted.

46 Villavedra, M, To, J., Lemke, S., Birch, D., Crosbie, P., Adams, M., Broady, K., Powell, M., Nowak, B., Wallach, M.G. and Raison, R. L. (2009), Characterization of mucin-like glycoproteins present on the surface of infectious Neoparamoeba spp causative agent of Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, manuscript submitted.

45 Belli, S.I., Ferguson, D.J.P., Katrib, M., Slapetova, I., Mai, K. Slapeta, J., Flowers, S.A., Miska, K.B., Tomley, F.M., Shirley, M.W., Wallach, M.G., and Smith, N.C. (2009), Conservation of proteins involved in oocyst wall formation in Eimeria maxima, Eimeria tenella and Eimeria acervulina. Intl. J. for Parasitology 39: 1063-1070.

44 Mai, K., Sharman, P.A., Walker, R.A., Katrib, M., DeSouza, D., McConville, M., Wallach, M.G., Belli, S., Ferguson, D.J.P. and Smith, N.C. (2009) Oocyst wall formation and composition in coccidian parasites, in Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brasil, 104:281-289.

43 Wallach, M. G., Ashash, U, Michael, A., and Smith N.C. (2008) Field Application of a Subunit Vaccine Aginst an Enteric Protozoan Disease, PLoS ONE 3(12): e3948. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003948.

42 Villavedra, M., Lemke, S., To, J., Broady, K., Wallach, M. and Raison, R.L. (2007) Carbohydrate epitopes are immunodominant at the surface of Neoparamoeba sp., Journal of Fish Diseases 30: 191-199

41 Belli, S.I., Mai, K., Skene, C., Gleeson, M.G., Witcombe, D.M., Katrib, M., Finger, A., Wallach, M.G. and Smith, N.C.  (2004).  Characterisation of the antigenic and immunogenic properties of bacterially expressed, sexual stage antigens of the coccidian parasite, Eimeria maxima Vaccine, 22:4316-4325

40  Witcombe, D.M., Belli, S.I., Wallach, M.G., and Smith, N.C. (2003) Molecular characterization of EmTFP250: a novel member of the TRAP protein family in Eimeria maxima, International Journal for Parasitology 33, 691-702                                                              

39  Ferguson, D.J.P., Belli, S.I., Smith, N.C. and Wallach, M.G. (2003) The development of the macrogamete and oocyst wall in Eimeria maxima: Immuno-light and electron microscopy. International Journal for Parasitology 33, 1329-1340

38  Belli, S.I., Wallach, M.G., Luxford, C., Davies. M.J. and Smith, N.C. (2003) Roles of tyrosine rich precursor glycoproteins 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine-mediated protein cross-linking in the development of the oocyst wall in the coccidian parasite Eimeria maxima, Eukaryotic Cell 2, 456-464.

37  Wallach, M. (2002) The Development of CoxAbic® a Novel Vaccine Against Coccidiosis. Misset’s World Poultry, 18, 24-26.


36  Belli S.I., Witcombe, D., Wallach, M.G., and Smith, N.C. (2002) Functional genomics of gam56: characterisation of the role of a 56 kilodalton sexual stage antigen in oocyst wall formation in Eimeria maxima. International Journal for Parasitology 32, 1727-1737

35  Belli, S.I., Lee, M., Thebo, P., Wallach, M.G., Schwartsburd, B. and Smith, N.C. (2002) Biochemical characterisation of the 56 and 82 kDa immunodominant gametocyte antigens from Eimeria maxima. International Journal for Parasitology 32: 805-816

34  Wallach M and Waldenstedt L (1999) Immunity and the effects of removing coccidiostats from poultry feed. World Poultry Special Issue on Coccidiosis (3), pp. 12-15, Vincent Koning, Doetinchem

33. Wallach M (1997) The importance of transmission-blocking immunity in the control of infections by Apicomplexan parasites. International Journal for Parasitology 27: 1159-1167

32. Eschenbacher K-H, Eggli P, Wallach M, & Braun R (1996) Characterisation of a 14 kDa oocyst wall protein of Eimeria tenella and Eimeria acervulina. Parasitology 112: 169-176

31. Wallach M and Vermeulen A (1996) Progress towards a subunit vaccine against coccidiosis. World Poultry Special Issue on Coccidiosis (2), pp.22-24, Vincent Koning, Doetinchem

30. Wallach M, Smith NC, Braun R & Eckert J (1995) Potential control of chicken coccidiosis by maternal immunisation. Parasitology Today 11: 262-265

29. Wallach M, Smith NC, Petracca M, Miller CMD, Eckert J & Braun R (1995) Eimeria maxima gametocyte antigens : potential use in a subunit maternal vaccine against coccidiosis in chickens. Vaccine 13: 347-354

28. Smith NC, Wallach M, Petracca M, Braun R & Eckert J (1994) Maternal transfer of antibodies induced by infection with Eimeria maxima partially protects chicks against challenge with Eimeria tenella. Parasitology 109: 551-557

27. Smith NC, Wallach M, Miller CMD, Braun R and Eckert J (1994) Maternal transmission of immunity to Eimeria maxima : Western blot analysis of protective antibodies induced by infection. Infection and Immunity 62: 4811-4817

26. Smith NC, Wallach M, Miller CMD, Morgenstern R, Braun R and Eckert J (1994) Maternal transmission of immunity to Eimeria maxima : ELISA analysis of protective antibodies induced by infection. Infection and Immunity 62: 1348-1357

25. Wallach M, Smith NC, Miller CMD, Eckert J and Rose ME (1994) Eimeria maxima : ELISA and Western blot analyses of protective sera. Parasite Immunology 16: 377-383.

24. Stern-Bach Y, Keen JN, Bejerano M, Steiner-Mordoch S, Wallach M, Findlay JBC & Schuldiner S (1993) Homology of a vesicular amine transporter to a gene conferring resistance to MPP+. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 89: 9730-9733

23. Wallach M (1993) The application of maternal immunization and transmission blocking immunity to the control of Eimeria maxima. Proceedings of the VIth International Coccidiosis Conference, Barta JR and Fernando MA (Editors), pp. 127-128Moffitt Print Craft Ltd, Guelph


22. Wallach M (1993) Is a dead vaccine an option? World Poultry Special Issue on Coccidiosis (1), pp.22-23, Vincent Koning, Doetinchem

21. Braun R, Eckert J, Roditi I, Smith N, & Wallach M (1992) Coccidiosis of poultry and farm animals. Parasitology Today 8: 220-221

20. Wallach M, Halabi A. Pillemer G, sar-Shalom O, Mencher D, Gilad M, Bendheim U, Augustine P and Danforth H (1992) Maternal immunization as a means of providing transmission blocking immunity against Eimeria maxima in chickens. Infection and Immunity 60: 2036-2039

19. Fried M, Mencher D, Sar-Shalom O & Wallach M (1992) Developmental gene expresion of a 230 kDa macrogamete-specific protein of the avian coccidial parasite, Eimeria maxima. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 51: 251-262

18. Wallach M, Fried M and Mencher D (1991) The importance of transmission blocking immunity in sporozoan parasites. Immunology and Infectious Diseases 1: 141-146

17. Wallach M, Pillemer G, Yarus S, Halabi A, Pugatsch T and Mencher D (1990) Passive immunization of chickens against Eimeria maxima using a monoclonal antibody to a gametocyte antigen. Infection and Immunity 58: 557-562

16. Mencher D, Pugatsch T and Wallach M (1989) Antigenic proteins from Eimeria maxima gametocytes : cell-free trnslation and detction with recovered chicken serum. Experimental Parasitology 68: 40-48.

15. Wallach M, Mencher D, Pillemer G, Yarus S, Halabi A and Pugatsch T (1989) Eimeria maxima: identification of gametocyte protein antigens and their possible role in protective immunity. Experimental Parasitology 68: 49-56

14. Pugatsch T, Mencher D and Wallach M (1989) Eimeria maxima: isolation of gametocytes and their immunogenicity in mice, rabbits and chickens. Experimental Parasitology 68: 127-134

13. Mencher D, Sar-ShalomO, Pillemer G, Halabi A and Wallach M (1989) Eimeria maxima sexual stage antigens: cloning and expression of a high molecular weight gametocyte antigen. In: Coccidia and intestinal coccidiomorphs: Proceedings of the Vth International Coccidiosis Conference, Yvore P (editor), pp.605-608, INRA Publications, Tours

12. Irving DO, Morry MJ, Haas L, Clayton C, Wallach M and Cross GAM (1987) Characterization of a histidine-rich protein related gene from Plasmodium falciparum. In: Molecular strategies of parasitic invasion. pp.37-46, Alan R. Liss, New York

11. Irving DO, Cross GAM, Feder R and Wallach M (1986) Structure and organization of the histidine-rich protein gene of Plasmodium lophurae. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 18: 223-234

10. Fong D, Wallach M, Keithly J, Melera P and Chang KP (1984) Differential expression of mRNA for alpha and beta tubulin during differentiation of a parasitic protozoan Leishmania mexicana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 81: 5782-5786

9. Wallach M, Cully D, Haas L, Trager W and Cross GAM (1984) Histdine-rich protein genes and their transcripts in Plasmodium falciparum and P. lophurae. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 12: 85-94

8. Wallach M and Sarker A (1984) Evolutionary conservation of histdine-rich protein genes and RNAs in malaria parasites. In: Malaria and the red cell, pp.109-117, Alan R. Liss, New York


7. Wallach M and Boeke JD (1983) In vitro translation and characterization of a unique histdine-rich protein mRNA in the avian malaria parsite, Plasmodium lophurae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 80: 1867-1871

6. Laskov R, Ishay-Michaeli R, Wallach M, Givol D and Kim KJ (1983) Simultaneous expression of the mu and gamma chain mRNAs in cloned murine B-lymphoma cell lines. EMBO Journal 2: 167-172

5. WallachM, Fong D and Chang KP (1982) Post transcriptional control of tubulin biosynthesis during leishmanial differentiation. Nature 299: 650-652

4. Wallach M and Kilejian A (1982) The importance of tRNA for the in vitro translation of messenger RNA isolated from the malaria parsite, Plasmodium lophurae. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 5: 245-261

3. Wallach M, Givol D, Ishay Michaeli R and Laskov R (1982) Analysis of immunoglobulin mRNA in murine myeloma cell variants defective in the synthesis of the light or heavy polypeptide chains. Journal of Immunology 123: 684-690

2. Wallach M (1982) Efficient extraction and translation of Plasmodium falciparum mRNA. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 6: 335-342

1. Wallach M and Laskov R (1980) A high production rate of translatable Ig mRNA accounts for the amplified synthesis of IgG in myeloma cells. European Journal of Biochemistry 110: 545-554

Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:



1979     Sheffield Award in Cancer Research

1982     Young Investigator Research Award, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

1991      Fellowship of the Roche Foundation, Basel, Switzerland

1996    Invited Lectureship Travel Grant, Australian Society for Parasitology (2 awards given per year)

Foreign languages proficiency:

-Persian :   Native



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