About AID

Established in 2011, the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre is a multidisciplinary network based at The University of Queensland, and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Professor Greg Anderson (NHMRC SRF)

Greg Anderson

Professor Greg Anderson is Deputy Director of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Head of the Iron Metabolism Laboratory.

He is interested in all aspects of the biology of iron and disorders of iron homeostasis. He has particular interests in intestinal iron absorption and its regulation, and the common iron loading disease HFE-related haemochromatosis.

Research links to infectious diseases come in several areas.

In collaboration with AID member David Reid he is working on the relationships between iron, Pseudomonas biofilm formation and cystic fibrosis (CF) phenotype.

Associated with this work are studies on the microbiome in CF and how these are affected by iron.

How the macrophage handles pathogens can be significantly influenced by iron and other transition metals and this is an emerging interest, as is the link between iron and malaria parasite biology.