Three BHI researchers awarded THRF Fellowships

August 27, 2019

In their latest funding announcement, The Hospital Research Foundation have awarded fellowships to three researchers based at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk (Virology Group, BHI and The University of Adelaide) was awarded a Mid Career Fellowship for 3 years, to investigate the Zika Virus with a project titled Neutralizing the menace of Zika Virus.

An Early Career THRF Fellowship, with 2 years funding, was awarded to another member of the Virology Group headed by Professor Eric Gowans at the BHI, Dr Makutiro Masavuli. Mak’s research is Examining the protective efficacy of a Hepatitis C virus (HCV) vaccine.

Dr Amy Holmes is the other BHI recipient of a THRF Early Career Fellowship, with a study into the Development of novel prevention and treatment strategies for postpartum vaginal and perineal infections. Amy is a postdoctoral researcher with the Therapeutics Research Centre, headed by Professor Mike Roberts, at the University of South Australia.

Information about the other 13 recipients of these fellowships can be found here.

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