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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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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Sepsis: The silent killer that takes 5,000 Australian lives each year

Each year, the deadly disease takes 5,000 Australian lives - more than one person every two hours.... read more

Vigilance urged in scarlet fever outbreaks

Comprehensive surveillance is needed to monitor human disease epidemics, according to Chinese and Australian researchers analysing a Chinese outbreak of the highly infectious childhood disease, scarlet fever.... read more

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