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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Nature to lead fight against tuberculosis

A team of Queensland researchers developing new antibiotics to treat tuberculosis has been awarded $1.45 million by the US Department of Defense.... read more

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UQ award-winner hopes to save 500,000 lives every year

Dr Tania Rivera Hernandez from the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences has won the prestigious Australian Society for Medical Research Queensland Early Career Researcher Award for her work on developing a vaccine for Group A Streptococcus (GAS) - a potentially deadly bacterial infection.... read more

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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