1968 - NIMR scientists identify the Hong Kong influenza pandemic virus in samples from the National Influenza Centre of Hong Kong.
1971 - NIMR scientists characterise the proteins in the virus particle.
1981 - NIMR scientists, in collaboration with scientists from Harvard, describe the X-ray crystal structure of HA and the molecular basis of antigenic variation and receptor binding.
1982 - NIMR scientists, in collaboration with scientists from Harvard, describe Low pH changes in HA structure associated with membrane fusion.
1985 - NIMR scientists identify M2 as the target of the antiviral drug amantadine.
1986 - NIMR scientists define the peptide basis of T-cell recognition of influenza virus infected cells.