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Australia-US ink $32 M partnership for vaccine discovery & development

04 June 2024 | News

For the establishment of Queensland Emory Vaccine Centre (QEVC)

Queensland will be a major international hub for vaccine discovery and development with a $32 million partnership secured between The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and US-based Emory University, with support from the Queensland Government, to establish the Queensland Emory Vaccine Centre (QEVC) at UQ.

QEVC will bring together UQ and Emory researchers, along with industry partners including global pharmaceutical company Sanofi and homegrown biotech company Vaxxas, to accelerate the development of vaccines and their delivery to help address the world’s critical health challenges.

The Queensland Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Grace Grace MP said this is a nationally significant opportunity to reduce the vaccine development timeline, through investment into novel approaches of vaccine development and technologies right here in Queensland.

The Centre aligns with the Queensland Biomedical 10-year Roadmap and Action Plan and will see The University of Queensland creating over 20 new highly skilled and high value job opportunities.


Image credit- (L-R) UQ’s Professor Paul Young; Qld Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Grace Grace MP; Professor Rafi Ahmed & Dr Ravi Thadhani from Emory University

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