The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Translational and clinical research at the Doherty Institute ranges from interventional and observational studies, to laboratory studies.  There are a number of current studies taking place, some of which are now recruiting volunteers.

Now recruiting volunteers

  • HIV

    Do you have HIV and about to undergo immunotherapy for cancer?

    Volunteers needed for a study where extra blood tests will be taken during immunotherapy treatment for cancer.

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  • HIV

    Interested in HIV cure research?

    Volunteers needed for a clinical trial to test whether high dose vitamin D can reduce HIV that persists despite antiretroviral therapy.

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  • HIV

    Would you like to help researchers eradicate HIV?

    Volunteers needed for a study where large volume of white blood cells are collected to understand where HIV hides on treatment and how to get rid of HIV from its hiding place.

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  • HIV

    Would you like to take part in a study to see where HIV hides in the body?

    Volunteers needed for a study where HIV infected cells from lymph nodes and blood will be characterized.

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Current projects

  • Hepatitis HIV

    A surveillance program for the detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) resistance to tenofovir (TDF) in HIV-HBV co-infected patient

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  • Staphylococcus aureus

    CAMERA2 - combination antibiotic therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

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  • Hepatitis

    Characterising Hepatitis B in northern Australia through Molecular epidemiology - longitudinal cohort study

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  • HIV

    Circadian HIV RNA Oscillations and Outcomes of Stress (CHRONOS)

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  • HIV

    Dolutegravir intensification study (DIORR)

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  • Enteric infections

    Elucidating metagenomic markers of prolonged diarrhoea in returned travellers

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  • Influenza

    How do cross-reactive memory B cells affect influenza vaccine titers?

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  • HIV

    Imaging the reservoir (iPHOTO3)

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  • HIV

    Investigating the effects of interferon on HIV persistence in HIV infected patients on ART

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  • Influenza

    LIFT: Investigating T cell immunity to influenza in Indigenous populations

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  • Hepatitis

    Liver Cancer Prevention: linking viral hepatitis diagnosis, treatment and outcomes

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  • Hepatitis HIV

    Long-term persistence of HIV in the liver and the clinical impact on HIV-HBV co-infection (CHHANEL)

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  • Tuberculosis

    The interaction between the host and pathogen genetics in susceptibility to tuberculosis

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  • Tuberculosis

    The role of unconventional T cells in cancer immunity

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  • HIV

    The START HIV-1 Reservoir Sub-study

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  • Hepatitis HIV

    Towards a Functional cure for HBV: exploiting lessons from HBV-HIV co-infection

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  • Enteric infections

    Understanding enteric fever through studies of the human genome

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  • Influenza

    Understanding immunity to influenza viruses in patients hospitalised with severe and fatal disease

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Complete projects

There are currently no Complete projects