Investigators

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

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.