A step towards understanding Zika
Brisbane researchers have synthetically re-created Zika virus in the laboratory - a breakthrough which will help to understand the virus and the foetal brain defects it causes.
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, UQCCHR, IMB, AIBN and the Diamantina Institute.
FIGHT THE BITE
At the end of 2016, Ash Haque's Malaria Immunology Laboratory and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute ran a crowd-funding campaign they called "FIGHT THE BITE".... read more
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ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2017
The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) will hold this year's Annual Scientific Meeting in the Blue Mountains from 29 March - 1 April. This year's theme is 'Infectious Disease into the Future', with topics including climate change, new technologies, new drugs and one health. ... read more
Queensland-led team develops effective economical Ebola treatment
An effective and economical treatment for Ebola patients has been developed by an international team led by Queensland researchers.... read more