In the Media: highlights from Microbiology & Immunology

Our experts from the Dept of Microbiology & Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute have been at the forefront of breakthrough research, media commentary and COVID-19. Here are some of the highlights.

DMI media & published research highlights (Dec 2022 - Apr 2023)
  • Prof Laura Mackay features in a Herald Sun article: Australia’s top female doctors and scientists changing the world | Herald Sun 
  • Professor Tim Stinear discusses 2021 progress of intervention study on Buruli ulcer spread published in Vaccine. Read more
  • Dr Mark Davies co-leads genomic research study published in Nature Communications that reveals new Strep A variant in Australia and features in a number of media outlets discussing the disease. Read more
    • Deadly new UK strep A variant leading to disease surge in Australia | The Guardian 
    • A more toxic form of Strep A is circulating in Australia, but is it causing disease? | Cosmos
    • Genomics has helped identify a new strep A strain in Australia – and what has made it dangerous | The Conversation
    • Melbourne parents’ warning after toddler almost died from rare bacterial infection | 7News online
  • Dr Jennifer Juno and Dr Marios Koutsakos publish research study in Immunity looking at
  • T cells COVID infection. Read more

  • Professor Francis Carbone discusses his analysis published in Nature Reviews Immunology on T-cells in the lungs. Read more

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