Past Events

Biobrain’s National Science Week 2020 Webinar: Antibodies, Vaccines, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 20th August 2020


Dr Simon Preston

Simon is a senior post-doctoral research fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. He completed his PhD in microbiology and immunology at the University of Melbourne, focussing on host-pathogen dynamics and has been working on translating his findings into therapeutics ever since. He has worked on discovering new treatments for HIV, HBV, TB and most recently SARS-CoV-2. His passion is to translate basic discoveries into new and innovative therapies to treat infectious diseases.

Dr Bradley McColl

Brad works at Affinity, a company that is enabling antibody-based therapies to attack targets that are inside cells, such as mutated cancer causing and viral proteins.  His lab is developing antibodies to neutralise the spike protein found on the SARS-CoV2  virus and prevent it from entering human cells.


Caroline Cotton

Caroline is the founder of the Biobrain STEM learning apps. These apps help students learn and understand Biology, Chemistry and Physics in an engaging and interactive way. Caroline is an educator and author with over twenty years teaching experience in Biology and Chemistry.

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government