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  1. 28 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Flattening the curve to help Australia’s hospitals prepare

    University of Melbourne mathematical modelling helps us understand whether Australia is flattening the COVID-19 curve and whether our hospitals are prepared.

  2. 23 March 2020 - Science Matters

    Modelling the spread of COVID-19

    Forecasting the spread of COVID-19 including undetected cases is difficult but important; a University of Melbourne scientist has an app to track the outlook.

  3. 4 February 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    What maths can tell us about the spread of the new coronavirus

    University of Melbourne experts explain how mathematical modelling is helping to map the coronavirus outbreak – helping to predict the virus' global spread.

  4. Podcast13 November 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Exposing the hepatitis B virus

    Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are part of a global effort to find a cure for hepatitis B virus that is making new progress like exposing its blueprint

  5. 12 September 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 16 July 2019 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  7. 11 April 2019 - Science Matters

    Lifting the lid on HIV

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne are helping to open up the HIV virus, exposing new treatment targets that could help eradicate the deadly disease.

  8. 18 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    What Hepatitis B tells us about the migration of ancient humans

    A research collaboration including the University of Melbourne is tracing the genetics of Hepatitis B to map the ancient movement of Australia’s first people.

  9. 22 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Vaccinating newborns against the deadly rotavirus

    University of Melbourne experts have developed a potentially life-saving vaccine to protect newborns world-wide against the sometimes fatal rotavirus.

  10. Podcast13 January 2017 - Up Close

    Outbreak! Managing human pandemics

    Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still-inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.