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The 2019 Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture
Those Who Cannot Remember the Past are Condemned to Repeat It: The Past and Future of Influenza Virus Pandemics
2019 marks the 100-year anniversary of the so-called ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic in Australia. Dr Kirsty Short will discuss the viral, genetic and immune factors that contributed to the severity of the 1918–19 pandemic and what this means for modern pandemic preparedness.
Dr Kirsty Short is an Australia Research Council DECRA research fellow in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She completed a PhD in 2013 at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. In 2013 she was also awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Fellowship to go to the Netherlands to work in the Department of Virosciences at Erasmus Medical Centre. In 2017 she established her independent research group at the University of Queensland. She works on many different aspects of influenza virus pathogenesis.
6.00pm for 6.15pm. Includes refreshments. Booking essential.