Murdoch Children's researchers are among a group of renowned scientists enlisted to provide advice on mRNA manufacturing capability in Victoria.

Together with world-leading infectious disease experts, Professor Andrew Steer, Theme Director of Infection and Immunity and Professor Terry Nolan, who heads the Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group (VIRGo) have been selected as part of the 10 member Scientific Advisory Group.

Operating initially for two years, the group will harness the expertise of its members and, in consultation with mRNA Victoria, support the development of mRNA vaccine manufacturing and research.

The State Government is investing $50 million to build mRNA capability, which will equip Australia with vaccine support for protection against coronavirus and future pandemics, and capabilities for new research breakthroughs.