ABC Interview: The race for a Coronavirus vaccine continues

Associate Professor Stuart Ralph was interviewed on ABC News Radio to discuss the development of an effective vaccine to combat COVID-19 and the use of numerous drugs in the treatment of the virus.

Associate Professor Stuart Ralph is the deputy head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His research interests centre around parasitic diseases, with a primary focus on the causative agent of severe malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.

Associate Professor Ralph also leads the Stuart Ralph laboratory at the University of Melbourne, and the head of the Ralph Group at Melbourne University-affiliated Bio21  Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute. Both groups conduct research on the identification and characterisation of promising drug targets from Plasmodium falciparum and other parasites, as well as studying the modes of action and mechanisms of resistance for existing drugs.

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ABC News Radio’s Mandy Presland interviewed Associate Professor Ralph, and they discussed Australia’s efforts to develop an effective vaccine to combat Covid 19. They also spoke about the existing drugs that are currently being assessed for effectiveness in treating Covid-19 patients.

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