Research

UNSW Medicine's thematic approach to research draws on the strengths of UNSW Medicine as well as internal and external partners to achieve significant breakthroughs in crucial areas of healthcare.

Infectious Disease, Immunity & Inflammation

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    Funding to forge a cross-pacific alliance against emerging HIV-1 variants

    Friday, 01 February 2019

    UNSW researcher Dr Vaibhav Shah has been awarded a fellowship from the Australia- India Strategic Research Fund to study an emerging form of the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1 subtype C. To date, research into HIV-1 has mainly focussed on subtype B of HIV-1 – the subtype that causes the most...

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    Kirby Institute announces new Director

    Thursday, 31 January 2019

    Estelle Jones One of the Kirby Institute's long-time champions has been appointed as its new Director and "could not be prouder" to carry on the Institute's life-saving research.  Leading international HIV researcher and clinician Professor Anthony Kelleher has been appointed Director of the Kirby...

  • Image - Pioneers in mental health, climate and ageing lead UNSW recipients of Australia Day honours

    Pioneers in mental health, climate and ageing lead UNSW recipients of Australia Day honours

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Larissa Mavros Current Leaders of discovery and distinguished past figures at UNSW Sydney have been awarded Australia Day honours.  Academics from Science and Medicine lead the list of UNSW Sydney alumni and staff recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours. Scientia Professor Helen Christensen...

  • Image -  RSV study reveals age when infants are most vulnerable to asthma

    RSV study reveals age when infants are most vulnerable to asthma

    Wednesday, 05 December 2018

    Lachlan Gilbert New research suggests a maternal vaccination against RSV should be augmented with active immunisation in a child’s first two years to reduce the onset of asthma. Infants who contract severe respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) disease after the age of six months are twice more likely...

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    Congratulations Scientia Professor Greg Dore

    Monday, 03 December 2018

    The Kirby Institute is delighted to announce that Greg Dore, Head of the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, has been appointed UNSW Scientia Professor. Appointment as a UNSW Scientia Professor recognises outstanding research contributions and leadership, and is the University’s highest...

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    PM announces $4 million for microbiome research

    Monday, 22 October 2018

    Research of microbiota in health and disease has received a federal funding boost, with an additional $4 million committed towards the Microbiome Research Centre. Ground breaking research into gut bacteria has received a major funding boost, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday committed...