We've been involved in developing and testing vaccines and working with manufacturers to scale-up their production of successful candidates. We launched Australia's first NATA-accredited face mask testing facility, and we're working with water authorities to monitor wastewater for traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
We've studied the structure of the virus, as well as its survivability on different surfaces, and the way different strains respond to vaccines.
Our big data modelling has informed state health dashboards, and we're using new AI techniques to protect the privacy of thousands of Australians being tested every day.
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Dr Rob Grenfell
Director, Health and Biosecurity
Dr Rob Grenfell is CSIRO's Director of Health and Biosecurity, and is available for media comment on topics including COVID-19, biosecurity threats, and partnerships with health and medical industries. His media contact is Chris Chelvan.
Prof Trevor Drew
Director, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP)
Trevor is Director of ACDP, which brings together human and animal health, disease protection and biosecurity measures to protect Australia. He is available for media comment and his media contact is Sian Stringer.
Dr Debbie Eagles
Deputy Director of Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP)
Debbie is Deputy Director of ACDP, which has been working on both understanding the virus and testing a potential vaccine. Dr Eagles is available for media comment and her media contact is Sian Stringer.
Dr Paul Bertsch
Science Director, Land and Water
Paul has championed research that integrates land, water, ecosystems, cities, social and economic sciences, environmental contamination and toxicology, earth observation, and climate adaptation to address the grand challenges facing Australia and the global community. Dr Bertsch is available for media comment, and his media contact is Helen Beringen.
Dr Warish Ahmed
Senior Research Scientist
Warish's research provides targeted solutions to identify the point and non-point sources of microbial contaminants in catchment and recreational waters. He has recently turned his research to analysis of wastewater to detect traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He is available for media comment and his media contact is Helen Beringen.