In the Media: highlights from Microbiology and Immunology March 2022

Our experts from the Dept of Microbiology & Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute have been at the forefront of COVID-19 breakthrough research and media commentary. Catch up on the latest highlights here.

  • Ben Howden was on Channel 9 News to give an update on the Omicron sub-variant B.A2.
  • Jason Mackenzie was a guest on MamaMia’s The Quicky podcast, talking about the recent Japanese encephalitis cases.
  • Jennifer Juno and her team’s work on vaccine-induced T cells, recently published in Nature Immunology, was featured by NewsGP, Central Western Daily, Health Times, The Northern Daily Leader, Merimbula News Weekly, Benalla Ensign, Technology Networks, and the Newcastle Herald. Read our article here.
  • Kanta Subbarao wrote an article in MJA on anticipated influenza activity in 2022. A press release was co-published on the MJA and Doherty Institute websites and the story was featured by media outlets globally, including the Global Times.
  • The Solomon Times and The Island Sun mentioned the Doherty Institute’s deployment of Pat Reading along with other medical experts to the Solomon Islands in partnership with DFAT to provide PCR diagnostic support for the COVID-19 response.
  • Sammy Bedoui was co-lead on a study published in Immunity showing the role of dendritic cells in regulating our response to immunotherapy. Stories appeared in Mirage News and
  • Sebastian Duchene’s paper, Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern Is Driven by Acceleration of the Substitution Rate, featured in Focus Technica and HNGN.

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