Infectious Disease Immunity and Inflammation Theme

Stuart Turville in the Kirby Institute’s Glendonbrook laboratories

At a high-security lab at UNSW Sydney, scientists are working around the clock to develop treatments and therapies to manage COVID-19. Here’s what their days look like.

Ventilators

A partnership between UNSW Sydney and NSW Health will provide back-up ventilator capacity by collecting ventilators from non-hospital sources and preparing them for clinical use.

Alberto Ospina Stella in the Kirby Institute’s PC3 containment lab

Investigating the virus’ lifespan, creating safe virus lookalikes, and studying immunotherapy solutions are just some of the collaborative research projects happening in a high-level containment lab at UNSW Medicine’s Kirby Institute.

Know your HIV status

Global research collaboration led by The Kirby Institute to identify crucial clinical strategies for people living with COVID-19 and HIV.

Mask-wearing man smokes a cigarette.

Two UNSW Sydney academics discuss how coronavirus – primarily a respiratory virus – affects smokers.