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Public forum: Dr Robert Gallo in conversation with Dr Norman Swan: from HTL...

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The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street

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As part of the 9th International Global Virus Network (GVN) Meeting, Professor Robert C Gallo, MD will talk about his lifelong advocacy of virus research with Dr Norman Swan, presenter of ABC Radio National's Health Report.

IN 1976, Dr Gallo and his co-workers discovered interleukin-2 (IL-2) followed by the discovery of the first human retroviruses, Human T Cell Leukemia Virus-1 (HTLV-1) and HTLV-2. Dr Gallo and his colleagues co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS and developed the HIV blood test.

Currently, he focuses on developing an HIV vaccine and viral oncology research. Dr. Gallo has been awarded 35 honorary doctorates, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine, and a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

This is a free event, but registration is essential (if you have registered separately for the GVN meeting, please also reserve your place through Eventbrite).

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