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 highlights - September to November 2022
  • Kanta Subbarao talked to The Age about how the TGA should go about approving 'updated' vaccines for COVID-19 and to Cosmos about nasal-spray vaccine.
  • Damian Purcell talked to The Age about approved bivalent vaccine.
  • Prof Roy Robins-Browne, Honorary Professorial Fellow, writes for The Conversation discussing antibiotic resistance.
  • Dale Godfrey talked on COVID vaccine booster and Novavax with Newscorp. He was quoted on a number of publications, including in the Bulletin ReporterGeelong Advertiser
  • Jason Mackenzie talked to The Age/SMH and ABC RN about the risks associated with the increase of mosquito numbers post-floods.
  • Jim McCluskey spoke with the ABC and was featured on the 7.30 report about the legacy of Dr John Gorman, and his research on Rh Disease.
  • Chris McDevitt was featured in a Herald Sun article about innovative research in Victoria, speaking about his research in antimicrobial resistance.
  • Ash Porter was interviewed on The World (ABC News channel)about new Omicron subvariants and what they mean for Australia.
  • Tim Stinear was interviewed on ABC Radio and 3AW about the rise in cases of Buluri ulcers predicted for this summer. He was also quoted in The Age and RNZ.