When: Tue 27th Oct 2020, 17:00 – 18:30 (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Presented by: Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
WEHI director Professor Doug Hilton AO invites you to an online forum to hear from our scientific expert panel about how the Institute is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the breakthroughs? What looks promising? What is on the horizon?
Opening address by Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE
Patron and past director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (1965-1996), renowned immunologist and Patron to Philanthropy Australia.
Professor Marc Pellegrini
Joint Division Head, Infectious Diseases and Immune Defence, and infectious diseases clinician
Topic: From bench to bedside – combatting COVID-19 requires multiple approaches
Associate Professor Wai-Hong Tham
Joint Division Head, Infectious Diseases and Immune Defence
Topic: Antibodies: alpacas and the fascinating area of biologics – aimed at preventing COVID-19
Dr Vanessa Bryant
Laboratory Head, Immunology division
Topic: COVID-19 PROFILE Clinical Study – understanding how an individual’s immune system reacts to SARS-CoV-2 infections
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Funders: The Pace Foundation, with The NR Peace & Justice Fund, Lenko Family Foundation, Melliodora Fund, (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation), Sarah Brenan, (Hamer Family Fund), The Mullum Trust, Vicki Olsson.
For-purpose: Beyond Zero Foundation
Award partner: Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network