Rotavirus pioneer wins Florey

As a result of her work, vaccination against rotavirus has been part of the National Immunisation Program since July 2007.

Since then hospital admissions have dropped by more than 70%, and millions of lives will be saved worldwide over the next decade.

Professor Bishop’s hunt for a bacterial cause of gastroenteritis started at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital in 1965 after a postdoctoral fellowship in the UK.