Immunology and Infection
The science behind the search for a COVID-19 vaccine
In a special report, University of Melbourne researchers take us behind the science of creating, testing and distributing a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic
Lessons for a future pandemic
Professor Peter Doherty from the University of Melbourne discusses the latest COVID-19 drug and vaccine research, and how best to prepare for future pandemic
Immunity to COVID-19: Lessons from malaria
The University of Melbourne has contributed to new research that finds advances in malaria immunity surveillance may help us rapidly respond to COVID-19.
Understanding the response of our immune system’s powerful army
New University of Melbourne research investigates why our immune systems can swing from cytokine storm to immune suppression fighting infections like COVID-19.
Inheriting an infectious legacy?
University of Melbourne research into epigenetics is revealing how the effects of contracting an infection can be passed on to your children through your DNA.
Penguin viruses in the frozen continent
A University of Melbourne researcher visited Antarctica to study bird viruses in penguins, identifying new strains and how they might travel between continents.
The genetic mutation behind a new autoinflammatory disease
University of Melbourne scientists are part of a team to discover a new human autoinflammatory disease that causes debilitating fever and inflammation.
What malaria can tell us about ‘switching off’ diseases like HIV
New University of Melbourne research on our body’s inflammation response to malaria could open up new treatments for viral and autoimmune diseases like HIV.
How our ‘avian athletes’ could spread influenza
New research including University of Melbourne shows migratory birds are exposed to a pathogenic strain of bird flu before they arrive on Australian shores.
Viruses on the wing
The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.