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Leading infectious disease expert Professor Sharon Lewin has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a genetic marker that can accurately predict which patients will experience more severe disease in a new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently found in China.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) have discovered a new protein that protects against viral infections such as influenza.

The Australian Academy of Science has honoured two University of Melbourne researchers with election to the Academy for their internationally significant achievements.

A team of Melbourne scientists has discovered a new type of cell in the immune system.

Two renowned University of Melbourne medical researchers have received $4m Australia Fellowships awarded by the NHMRC and announced today by Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mr Mark Butler.