AIDRC joins Global Virus Network

24 Jul 2020

AIDRC has recently became the second Australian Centre of Excellence in the Global Virus Network. The Global Virus Network (GVN) is a coalition comprised of eminent human and animal virologists from 53 Centers of Excellence and nine Affiliates in 32 countries worldwide, working collaboratively to advance knowledge about how to identify and diagnose pandemic viruses, mitigate and control how such viruses spread and make us sick, as well as develop drugs, vaccines and treatments to combat them. GVN is essential and critical in the preparedness, defense and first research response to emerging, exiting and unidentified viruses that pose a clear and present threat to public health, working in close coordination with established national and international institutions. GVN has been proactive in the response to the current coronavirus outbreak by providing up to date information on various research activities carried out by the GVN members and holding regular Zoom meetings. AIDRC Deputy Directors Alex Khromykh (UQ) and Andreas Suhrbier (QIMRB) led the application for AIDRC to join GVN and are now Co-Directors of the AIDRC GVN Centre of Excellence.

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