In the Media: Highlights from Immunology & Microbiology

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 latest highlights.

DMI media highlights - August & September 2023
  • Prof Laura Mackay receives Jian Zhou Media for her significant contributions to science. Read More
  • Prof Victoria Lawson was featured on ABC Online broadcast regarding the impact and extent of Long COVID in Australia. Read More
  • Prof Katherine Kedzierska, Dr Louise Rowntree and Dr Oang Nguyen, named the ‘Corona Queens’, won the Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases. Read More
  • A study published in Science Advances, involving Dr Adam Wheatley, Dr Wen Shi Lee, and Dr Hyon Xhi Tan,  found that breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection in vaccinated individuals provides long-lasting immunity against similar rains of the virus, but immunity from newer variants is significantly reduced. Read More
  • Dr Adam Wheatley’s research and collaborators from the University of Queensland are working with industry partner Biointelect Pty Ltd to develop a novel therapeutic platform technology to combat viral pathogens with pandemic support. Read More
  • Kanta Subbarao was quoted in STAT news article on the missing predictable seasonal pattern of COVID-19. Read More
  • Prof Peter Doherty was interviewed on ABC North Queensland’s Breakfast about his work in infection and immunity. Read More
  • A/Prof Ashraful Haque and Prof Miles Davenport co-published a study in the journal mBio on their discovery that inflammation slows the progression of the malaria parasite. Read More
  • Dr Ash Porter spoke to Newcastle Herald about nose picking being a cause for COVID-19 infections. Read More
  • Prof Scott Mueller alongside other researchers from the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences jointly developed a new imaging technique as part of their research to redefine the immune cell landscape in the human eye. Read More
  • Dr Lauren Holz has received coverage for her contributions to the development of an MRNA-based vaccine to tackle malaria. Read More