Not all heroes wear capes and Professor Trent Munro (ILC Class of 1992) is a fine example. One of Queensland's leading scientists, he led the charge to find a cure for COVID-19.
Prof. Munro is a Senior Group Leader at The University of Queensland's (UQ) Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology where he is Director of the National Biologics Facility and Program Director for the Vaccine Rapid Response pipeline. In this role, he was part of the UQ team that developed a clinical stage vaccine for COVID-19.
Professor Munro’s team developed a traditional protein only
sub-unit vaccine similar to the flu vaccine.
Prior to his role at UQ, he was Executive Director of Process Development at Amgen Inc., based in California in the United States.
Trent has a PhD in Protein Biochemistry from UQ and completed postdoctoral studies in cell biology and developmental genetics at Harvard Medical School and the University of Cambridge.