16 Jul 2021
Bonus Episode: 2020 - A year like no other
This week, we published the Doherty Institute’s 2020 Impact Report, which highlights our research, clinical, public health and teaching successes throughout the year and provides insight into the experiences of some of our staff, in their own words.
The Doherty Institute was, and continues to be, at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic response. From 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 vaccines.
In addition to pivoting to COVID-19 research, much of our infection and immunity work continued throughout 2020 under trying circumstances, with many of our staff and students required to work and learn from home under public health orders.
In this bonus episode of our series all about COVID-19 – the virus, variants and vaccines, Melbourne Laureate Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Doherty Institute, joins us to talk about the year we’ll never forget.