WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (VIDRL)
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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Research Projects and Collaborations
Our research activities encompass a broad range of areas, including mechanisms of influenza virus transmissibility, antiviral resistance, immune response, fundamental biology and epidemiology. We use several different methodologies, including molecular biology, animal models and population studies.
Research collaborationWe welcome Dr Daniil Korenkov (pictured below), a research collaborator from the Institute of Experimental Medicine, St Petersburg, Russia. Dr Korenkov will be at the Centre from September 2016 to March 2017, during which time he will assess the immunological and protective proprieties of a prototypical Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) in in vitro and in vivo models.