Dr Anneliese Ashhurst from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney has talked about her exciting work on a new tuberculosis vaccine on the radio program ‘The Wire.
“Tuberculosis is a huge world-wide health problem. It’s caused by a bacteria that infects the lungs, is contagious and results in approximately 1.6 million deaths per year globally,” says Dr Ashhurst.
An early-stage synthetic vaccine which has been developed by Dr Ashhurst and a team of scientists has demonstrated its effectiveness in pre-clinical trials. Next steps will be to determine if the vaccine can be developed into a form suitable for use in humans.
Check out the interview here.
Dr Michael Mosley has delivered the Centenary Institute Oration to more than 1000 researchers and members of the public.
The Centenary Institute has officially launched ‘The David Richmond Laboratory for Cardiovascular Development: Gene Regulation and Editing’
Centenary Institute researchers have been awarded prestigious NHMRC Investigator Grants.