Team win the Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research
A team of researchers from the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne and Monash University have won the Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research for their work informing new STI treatment guidelines and prevention strategies.
(L-R) Professor Christopher Fairley, Associate Professor Eric Chow, Professor Marcus Chen, Professor Jane Hocking, Professor Deborah Williamson from the Department of Infectious Diseases, and Professor Catriona Bradshaw pictured at the Doherty Institute.
The team, including Professor Deborah Williamson from the Department of Infectious Diseases, was awarded the prize for their work exploring new routes of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), trialling novel interventions to tackle infections, and optimising antimicrobial therapy for STIs.
The Eureka Prizes are the nation’s most comprehensive awards, offering $140,000 in prize money across a broad spectrum of research, from environmental to innovative technologies, citizen science, leadership and mentoring.