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 Seweryn Bialasiewicz
Dr. Bialasiewicz has been a translational microbiologist within Queensland Health for over 15 years and is currently the Senior Research Scientist within the Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory.
His research interests focus on employing new technologies in both the molecular diagnosis and translational research of infectious diseases.
In particular, Dr. Bialasiewicz’s research focuses on two main areas: the role of the microbiome in health and disease of the upper respiratory tract, and the characterisation and diagnosis of sepsis (blood infection).
In addition, he maintains an interest in the expanding family of human Polyomaviruses.
His current collaborative projects include:
- Investigating the microbial ecology of the nose, middle ear and sinuses, with the aim of developing new microbial-based therapies to treat or prevent:
- Chronic otitis media (middle ear infections) in Indigenous children.
- Therapy-resistant chronic rhinosinuitis
- New methods for rapidly detecting and characterising sepsis
- Molecular epidemiology of the recently emerged Parechovirus outbreaks, including development of diagnostic approaches to enhance clinical care.