AID Overview


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

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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.

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AID links molecular microbiological and clinical expertise from the UQ Faculties of Science and Health Sciences, and UQCCR, UQCCHR, IMB, AIBN and the Diamantina Institute.

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Bird flu study to probe genetic immunity of species

A School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences virologist Dr Kirsty Short has received one of eight national Science and Innovation Awards for Young People In Agriculture, and will work to improve the understanding of resistance to bird flu.... read more

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Funding fights antibiotic resistance

University of Queensland research into antibiotic resistance links between nursing homes and hospitals has received a $1.8 million government funding boost.... read more

The Neglected Tropical Disease movement, and the public health case for scabies control

AID-Eureka Prize Seminar on 28 March... read more

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