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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Kirsty's success going viral

Flu researcher Dr Kirsty Short has won a $25,000 fellowship for her work on the long-term links between obesity, the immune system and influenza... read more

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U.S. Challenges World to Intensify Global Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

The United States announced today, during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, The AMR Challenge - the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.. ... read more

Potential medical breakthroughs receive national funding

The world's next big medical breakthroughs could be in the hands of four University of Queensland researchers, announced as National Health and Medical Research Council Development Grant recipients.... read more

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