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2018 MICHELSON PRIZE WINNER

Patricia Therese Illing, Ph.D.

Fellow
Monash University
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Spliced peptides: Novel candidates for effective influenza immunity?

Dr. Illing was the first to identify spliced peptides during a viral infection. This work involves an innovative new approach for identifying influenza-specific peptide antigens with implications for the development of vaccines against both seasonal and pandemic influenza strains. The Prize money will provide greater resources to expand understanding of how a viral antigen is recognized by the human immune system.

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