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The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is an unincorporated joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infectious diseases and immunity.

The research institute is named after Peter C. Doherty, an Australian veterinary surgeon who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996, alongside his colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell-mediated immune defense and the biological role of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC).

COVID-19

The Doherty Institute collaborated with the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to research and discover medical solutions for the virus. During the research, the pair found that the drug Ivermectin stopped the growth of the virus within 48 hours. Further trials are being conducted on the effectiveness of the drug on COVID-19.

Timeline

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Professor Sharon Lewin

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Further reading

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COVID-19: The immune system can fight back

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March 17, 2020

Possible coronavirus drug identified: Ivermectin stops SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture

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April 3, 2020

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HeiQ
May 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
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BioSpace
June 4, 2020
BioSpace
The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprised of the world's preeminent human and animal virologists from 53 Centers of Excellence and 10 Affiliates in 32 countries, announced that two of its Centers of Excellence, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia and the Rega Medical Research Institute of KU Leuven, Belgium,

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