The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research is the research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville SA. The Institute, a $19 million purpose-built research facility, was opened in March 2009 and is located on Woodville Road opposite the main campus of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is located 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in the city's western suburbs.
Effective vaccines are necessary to control the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although these agents are classified in distinct virus families, many of the problems and issues related to vaccine design are similar.