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 - October 2023
  • A/Prof Torsten Seemann and Tuyet Hoang hosted two workshops on optimal funding models in Australia and the future of global data sharing for pathogen genomics, as part of the AusPathoGen symposium at the State Library of Victoria. Read More.
  • Prof Kanta Subbarao was interviewed by CNN, STATnews and Financial Assets about the recommended removal of a component of many flu vaccines by the World Health Organisation. A family of viruses known as influenza B/Yamagata appear to be driven into extinction in the Covid-19 pandemic and has not been seen since March 2020.
  • Dr Matthew Gartner, first author of a study published in Med explained that there are two ways SARS-VoV-2 can enter the cells to infect them. Read More.