Evolving superbug threatens to create an infection tsunami
An international study led by the University of Queensland has tracked a potentially devastating multi-drug resistant E. coli strain that is only one gene away from being resistant to almost all antibiotics.
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.
PhD Scholarship Opportunities
The Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre (AID) in collaboration with the Queensland Institute for Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer Institute offers competitive scholarships available to domestic and international students... read more
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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns
A recent spate of infections from a deadly Middle Eastern virus is raising concern over efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combating its spread. AID Researcher Associate Professor Ian Mackay monitored and reports the spread of the disease.... read more
DNA research revealing 'libraries' of information
AID researcher Associate Professor Christine Wells and scientists from all around the world have been in a collaborative effort to understand the "DNA book". This advancement in the scientific understanding of human genes provides unprecedented insight into health, development and behaviour.... read more