AID Researcher Ian Mackay discusses H7N9 flu in China
The World Health Organisation has said that the strain of bird flu in China could pose a serious threat to human health with one official calling it "one of the most lethal" of its kind". What the likelihood that it may begin to spread between humans- just how serious a threat is it?Source: BBC World News
AID researchers are drawn from infectious disease experts from across QIMR and UQ who apply leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.
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.
AID links molecular microbiological and clinical expertise from the UQ Faculties of Science and Health Sciences, and UQCCR, QCMRI, IMB, AIBN and the Diamantina Institute.
Tracking Superbugs to their source
As concern grows over an increasing risk of deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a budding field of microbial research, genomic epidemiology, may also be delivering a solution, writes AID Director, Professor Mark Walker.... read more
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AID member recieves Grand Challenges Explorations grant
UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation... read more
The global imperative for infectious disease research
The World Health Organisation has urged increased efforts to combat disease outbreaks and share data to help develop new vaccines and therapies... read more