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A vaccine – is it possible? And by when?

2 October, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Virtual Event
10$ – 15$
Graduate House is pleased to announce a special event featuring Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. This will be a unique opportunity to meet this world-renowned scientist and scholar and hear his views on the development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the likelihood of success and when this vaccine might become available. His 20-minute overview will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Peter Doherty shared (with colleague RM Zinkernagel) the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize for discovering the Nature of the Cellular Immune Defense. Based at The University of Melbourne, he continues to be involved in research directed at understanding and preventing the severe consequences of influenza virus infection.

In addition, he goes in to bat for evidence-based reality, relating to areas as diverse as childhood vaccination, global hunger, environmental degradation and anthropogenic climate change. In an effort to communicate more broadly, he has written for popular magazine and news formats, helped start the (now global) academic blog The Conversation, engages via broadcast and social media, and has published six “lay” books on science and the scientific life.

Please join us at Graduate House via Zoom for this very special event.


2 October, 2020
9:30 am - 10:00 am
10$ – 15$
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The Graduate Union of The University of Melbourne
03 9347 3428