Victoria’s first mRNA innovation hub backed by state government
A collaborative team of Melbourne researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne have received $5.4 million from the Victorian government to establish The Victorian mRNA Innovation Hub to develop next-generation mRNA vaccines and
NUS-Monash University collaboration produces universal flu vaccine candidate
Influenza, commonly referred to as “flu”, is a major global public health concern and a huge economic burden to societies.
Monash researcher receives $8m Snow Medical Foundation Fellowship to ‘unlock nature’s toolbox’ for RNA biomedicine
Leading the Knott Lab at Monash’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Dr Knott is one of only three researchers in Australia to receive the $8 million, eight-year fellowship to develop Australia’s next generation of biomedical research
Monash University update on Ivermectin trial
As indicated in our August statement on the Monash BDI news page, Dr Kylie Wagstaff has been working to establish a blinded and randomised clinical trial of Ivermectin.
Monash Uni stakes its claim for Moderna’s mRNA facility
Despite strong competition, Victoria has encouraged Moderna to come to its state. With the location of it’s manufacturing site looking to be confirmed by the end of April, our RNA experts provide insights into just how important choosing the
Monash study finds PPE in conjunction with HEPA filtration offers health workers the best protection
A Monash University study has demonstrated that full PPE, involving a fit-tested N95 mask, in conjunction with a HEPA filtration system, offers health workers in a hospital setting the best protection against virus aerosol exposure.
Omicron highlights need for local vaccine manufacturing
Professor John Carroll, the Director of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and a member of the mRNA Victoria Advisory Group, has stressed the importance of establishing vaccine research and manufacturing options in Australia in a Sydney
Uncovering how T cells recognise the SARS-CoV-2 virus spike protein
The immune system is vitally important for resolving COVID-19 when individuals are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Moreover, the vaccines that are being administered to millions of people across the globe are designed to ‘pre-warn and