2 Sep 2016

Video of the week: Dr Sara Prickett and peanut allergy

Dr Sara Prickett talks about allergy research and how she got into it (via parasitology!).
Video link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yowZqNN5K08
In May 2006 the Australian Food Allergy Foundation (AFAF) was created to fund Australian scientific research into food allergies and anaphylaxis. This presentation, part of a series, highlights the world leading Australian research enabled by AFAF grants during our first ten years.

Dr Sara Prickett joined Monash University / Alfred Health as result of a grant from the foundation. Sara joined the allergy team led by Professor Robyn O’Hehir AO and Emeritus Professor Jennifer Rolland, which has created a world-first peanut allergy vaccine. With the vaccine now on the path to commercialisation through Aravax they are confident of a major global breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy once clinical trials begin.

For more information please visit www.foodallergy.org.au
To see more about the research:  Allergy lab
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