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.
Dr Seweryn Bialasiewicz
Dr Seweryn Bialasiewicz heads the laboratory research arm of the Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases (QPID) laboratory, which works closely with Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital clinicians to offer tailored infectious disease diagnostics and characterisation to its patients.
The QPID laboratory also conducts a large array of basic and translational research focusing on viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Dr. Bialasiewicz’s focus is on the detection, characterisation, and molecular epidemiology of childhood infections and their impact in the clinical setting, particularly in vulnerable hospital populations such as bone marrow transplant and oncology patients.
His specific interests include the human microbiome, the expanding Polyomaviridae virus family and their impact on early childhood health, morbidity, and role in cancer, as well as the application of emerging technologies to both research and clinic.