UQ award-winner hopes to save 500,000 lives every year

26 Jul 2018
Dr Tania Rivera Hernandez
Dr Tania Rivera Hernandez conducting experimental work, hoping to develop a vaccine for Group A Streptococcus (GAS).

An infection that kills more than half a million people every year could soon be defeated, thanks to the efforts of a prize-winning University of Queensland researcher.

Dr Tania Rivera Hernandez from the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences has won the prestigious Australian Society for Medical Research Queensland Early Career Researcher Award for her work on developing a vaccine for Group A Streptococcus (GAS) – a potentially deadly bacterial infection.

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