at the University of Melbourne
The health, safety and wellbeing of our community is our number one priority. Our events program is now online.
View our upcoming virtual events below. Find out more about the University’s COVID-19 response
What is mRNA? Why are there two vaccines on offer? What’s the difference? What does herd immunity mean? How long will the rollout take? Are the vaccines safe?
As Australia begins to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine, we are faced with an abundance of new information, technical terminology, and vaccine myths and misinformation. It can quickly become confusing and overwhelming.
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic response – clinicians treating patients in hospitals; scientists continuing to perform tests on suspected cases and viral genomic sequencing; epidemiologists working closely with the State and Commonwealth Governments on policy; and researchers working on antibody tests, treatments and a vaccine.
At this Q&A event hosted by the ABC’s Michael Rowland, a panel of experts will answer your burning questions around the COVID-19 vaccines.
As we look to see Melbourne’s reinvigoration and its recovery, our panel of experts will discuss the innovations that can fast track the City’s transition towards a new sustainable, economically strong and socially responsible future.
Reinvigoration of our city and its recovery requires collaboration across government, industry, academia and community. It requires significant changes to the way we live and return to work. It is these changes that will drive opportunities for innovation; from embracing high-speed connectivity to accelerated digitalisation of the city; from outdoor hospitality hubs to improved sanitisation of public spaces; from investing in green assets to new ways of mobility – there is plenty to explore the bright future of Melbourne.