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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.