A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has earned the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research for their search for a hepatitis B cure.
The winners include: Dr. Cody Allison; Dr. Marc Pellegrini, lead clinician-scientist; Mr. Michael Stutz; Mr. James Cooney; Mr. Simon Preston; Mr. Jesse Toe; and Dr. Greg Ebert, the winner of the 2014 Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award.
“Our team is dedicated to tackling some of the biggest challenges in infectious disease,” Pellegrini said. “Chronic infectious diseases including HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis are an enormous burden to humanity, particularly in the developing world. Our work really takes a new approach in how we hope to treat – and potentially cure – these diseases.”