In the Media: highlights from Microbiology & Immunology June & July 2023

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

  • Prof Tim Stinear's work on Buruli ulcer outbreaks featured in  ABC News, Channel 9 News, Channel 10 News and the Herald Sun. Read more
  • Dr Sophie Valkenburg featured in the (Body + Soul) article, Researchers are still trying to understand long Covid – here's what they know. Read more
  • Prof Katherine Kedzierska’s research on immunity against COVID-19 in First Nations people after vaccines featured in ABC News, Radio, Sector Leader and Yahoo News. Read more
  • Prof Jason Mackenzie features in The Washington Post article, Peru battles record dengue outbreak, in a warning for a warming world. Read more
  • Profs Ben Howden and Tim Stinear in collaboration with Institut Pasteur du Cambodge look at the alarming rise in paratyphoid fever cases in Cambodia linked to antibiotic resistance. Read more
  • Prof Kanta Subbarao and Dr Jessica Neil in collaboration with MCRK publish new research,Lung and heart stem cell research paves way for new COVID-19 treatments. Read more
  • Dr Abdou Hachani and Prof Tim Stinear's groundbreaking  Golden staph research featured in various media outlets including Herald Sun (front page), Adelaide Advertiser, ABC Radio, Radio National,  3AW Breakfast, Sunrise (Channel 7). Read more
  • Dr Adam Wheatley and Dr Jennifer Juno's article, Do I need a booster vaccine if I recently had COVID? What if I’m not sure what I had? published in The Conversation. Read more
  • Prof Kanta Subbarao's research on how Covid-19 virus infects the placenta and how this can be prevented, featured in various media outlets including the Herald Sun, ABC Online, ABC Radio,  The National Tribune, AFR. Read more
  • Prof Bill Heath and Dr Lauren Holz’s paper on potential new mRNA vaccine against malaria featured in various media outlets including  the Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser,  Hobart Mecury, Forbes, COSMOS, Channel 7 and Prime News. Read more

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