Covid-19 has impacted everyone and we understand that this is a difficult time for many. We'd like to send our best wishes to alumni members and their families. Through the alumni network, we encourage you to reach out to former colleagues and reconnect with each other.
We know our alumni members like to hear about recent developments in research and technology. So, we wanted to share the latest news about our work on the novel coronavirus.
Our research is forming an integral part of the rapid global response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The work builds on our strong history protecting people in Australia and around the world from the threat of infectious diseases.
CSIRO has commenced first stage of testing Covid-19 vaccines at our high-containment facility, the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong. As part of an international coalition, our research will enhance Australia’s preparedness and help fast-track the development of a new vaccine.
With the increasing threat of diseases spreading from animals to humans, including COVID-19, $220m will be directed to upgrading the high containment biosecurity research facility in Geelong, currently testing vaccines to combat the disease.
Formerly known as the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), the research facility has been renamed the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) to reflect its ongoing work to bring together human and animal health, disease protection and biosecurity measures, to better protect Australia to prevent, prepare for and control highly infectious diseases of animals as well as zoonotic diseases.
Keep updated through our alumni discussion forum where you can join a range of different interest groups and read about scientific advances.
Avoid the rumours, fake cures and hoaxes spreading across social media, and hear accurate information from our researchers.
CSIRO is involved in key research in the rapid global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. We aim to pass on as much accurate information as we can, as quickly as possible regarding this research. To do this we have sourced updates and quotes from our experts about their work and the latest developments in the outbreak.
We're keen to hear from alumni members who are helping in the fight against Covid-19.
Whether you're manufacturing equipment and products to combat the spread of the virus, or if you're working in labs to create medicines and vaccines, or if you've designed new online tools to help people during self-isolation - please tell us what you're up to and we'll share with our CSIRO teams and the alumni community.