Breakfast with the Museum – Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Start the day with a talk and Q&A with community leaders sparking change. Join Professor Sharon Lewin of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and +61J’s Dashiel Lawrence as they discuss Sharon’s work with the Doherty Institute and her role in the COVID-19 response. Scientists from the Doherty Institute were the first to isolate and share SARS-CoV-2 outside of China in January 2020. The institute continues to works on all aspects of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19.
Professor Sharon Lewin AO, FRACP, PhD, FAHMS is the inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist. Her research focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection. She is President-Elect of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and co-chairs the IAS Global Advisory board for the Towards an HIV Cure initiative. She also leads the Australian Partnership for Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Emergencies (APPRISE), an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence.