Professor Michael F. Good was the Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research,[1] from 2000 to 2010.[2] He has also been Chair of the NHMRC Council.[3] He graduated from the Queensland University Medical School in 1978.[2] He later undertook further training in medical research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.[2] Postdoctoral training was as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.[2] His research interests are in the field of immunity and immunopathogenesis to malaria and group A streptococcus/rheumatic fever, and particularly to the development of vaccines.[2] Professor Michael Good was appointed Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in 2000.[2] Since 2006 he has also been chairperson of the National Health and Medical Research Council.[3] Professor Good is a past president of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes[4] and past director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology.[4] He is an editor of several scientific journals and an author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications.[4] In 2008 Good was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to medical research and in 2009 he received the Eureka Prize for Leadership.[5]