MRFF’s Coronavirus Research Response - $1.3 million awarded to Faculty

Congratulations to the five researchers from Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences who were awarded MRFF grants to investigate treatments for COVID-19.  Projects funded include:

  • Investigating inhaled treatments for COVID-19: Professor Merlin Thomas from Central Clinical School
  • Investigating antiviral drug Ivermectin for COVID-19: Dr Kylie Wagstaff from Biomedicine Discovery Institute
  • Convalescent plasma for COVID-19: Associate Professor Zoe McQuilten from School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Novel inhibitors of SARS coronaviruses targeting ACE2: Professor Robert Widdop from Biomedicine Discovery Institute
  • Stem-cell derived human tissue models for the identification of drugs to treat COVID-19: Professor José Polo from Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Read the media release here