News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Accelerating our transition to a virtual campus
In response to the decision of the National Cabinet and the Victorian Government to implement Stage 1 of a shutdown of non-essential activity, the University is accelerating its transition to a ‘virtual campus’ model. This will enable the University to continue to deliver high-quality education for our students and undertake critical research activities.
Preventative vaccine trial for COVID-19 healthcare workers
Melbourne researchers will begin an Australian trial to test whether an existing vaccine can help prevent healthcare workers becoming sick with COVID-19.
Paul Ramsay Foundation commits $4m towards COVID-19 response
The Paul Ramsay Foundation has generously committed $4 million in grant funding to the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) to support research into COVID-19.
Commonwealth provides $2.6m boost for COVID-19 testing
University of Melbourne has welcomed today’s announcement that the Commonwealth Government will contribute $2.6 million towards boosting the capacity and capability of testing for COVID-19 in Australia.
Statement on second confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case
The University of Melbourne can confirm that a second staff member has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Confirmed case of COVID-19 at University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne can confirm that a staff member has been tested positive for coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
Radiation drugs with longer shelf life brings hope for cancer patients globally
People with hard-to-reach cancers in the kidney, gut and prostate will have improved hope for early diagnosis and treatment with new research aimed at increasing the shelf life of revolutionary radiation drugs.
$28 million grant to transform design and production of buildings in Australia
Reducing waste, delays and emissions from building projects is the focus of a collaborative initiative between 30 industry partners that received $28 million from the Australian Government.
COVID-19: The immune system can fight back
Melbourne researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia’s first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, showing the body’s ability to fight the virus and recover from the infection.