SARS-CoV-2

variant of SARS-CoV-2

Associate Professor Stuart Turville from UNSW Sydney and the Kirby Institute's Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program explains how variants emerge, how they are detected and what we know about the B.1617 variant.

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Associate Professor Stuart Turville from UNSW Sydney’s Kirby Institute leads a team that has developed genetically “supercharged” cells to quickly understand

kirby cells

In this video, watch how the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes over cells by ‘melting’ them into each other.

houses in the city of victoria the capital of seychelles

What does the Seychelles experience tell us about variants, vaccine efficacy and herd immunity?

COVID-19 pneumonia

How we now treat COVID-19 pneumonia compared to 12 months ago makes a significant difference to survival. 

Open window

Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.

COVID-19 serological study

Only a small proportion of Sydney’s population were infected by SARS-CoV-2 earlier this year, a new report co-led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute says.

cloth masks on a clothesline

A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney recommends daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

bottles filled with human breast milk

A new study has confirmed what researchers already suspected to be the case: heat inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in human milk.

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.

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