Research Areas

AID undertakes research on parasite, viral, bacterial and fungal infectious diseases, and brings together basic sciences, clinical research and technological expertise where both UQ and QIMR have strengths.

Research areas

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.

The University of Queensland and Queensland Institute of Medical Research currently has strengths in these areas of research.

The production and testing of novel diagnostics, in order to identify infectious agents, and the development of therapeutics and vaccines to prevent and treat infectious diseases will be translational outcomes.

With the establishment of AID, we have invested in research capacity in the following areas:

  • Clinical genomics
  • Therapeutic development
  • Respiratory polymicrobial infections

We propose future investment will target research capacity in the following areas:

  • Diagnostics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Vaccine development