UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSAL IMMUNITY TO INFLUENZA VIRUSES

Grant number: 1102792 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020

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Abstract

A/Prof Kedzierska’s work combines cutting-edge basic research with unique clinical studies to define how to generate protective immunity against the pandemic and newly emerged influenza viruses. This research will identify key factors that drive the severe and fatal influenza disease in high-risk groups, including the young, elderly, pregnant women and Indigenous Austraians. Findings on the optimal human immunity to influenza viruses will be applicable to other infectious diseases and cancers.