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

Dr Katja Fischer

Dr Katja Fischer

Dr Katja Fischer is heading the Scabies laboratory at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Scabies and associated bacterial disease is a globally increasing problem with widely underrated downstream complications, particularly in Australian Indigenous communities.

Our research aims to identify scabies mite proteins involved in pathogenesis and interfering with host defence, to facilitate development of new and specific treatments.

Publications by Katja Fischer