AID Overview


AID researchers are drawn from infectious disease experts from across QIMR and UQ who apply leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.

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Research Areas

The core AID research themes are bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infectious diseases afflicting humans. This microbial pathogenesis research effort brings together basic science and clinical research.

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AID links molecular microbiological and clinical expertise from the UQ Faculties of Science and Health Sciences, and UQCCR, UQCCHR, IMB, AIBN and the Diamantina Institute.

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UQ study targets lethal fungal infection

The development of new drugs to fight a common fungal pathogen which kills half a million people globally each year is a step closer thanks to a University of Queensland-led study. ... read more

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Nature writing workshop at UQ

Dr. Michael Chao, associate editor at the prestigious Nature Microbiology delivered a workshop on July 13th covering publishing in Nature journals.... read more

Dangerous bacteria a true survivor

Dr Karrera Djoko of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences has revealed the remarkable lengths Escherichia coli goes to in order to survive.... read more

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