Professor Greg Anderson is head of the Chronic Disorders Program and head of the Iron Metabolism Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

He is interested in all aspects of the biology of iron and disorders of iron homeostasis. He has particular interests in intestinal iron absorption and its regulation, and the common iron loading disease HFE-related haemochromatosis.

Research links to infectious diseases come in several areas.

In collaboration with AID member David Reid he is working on the relationships between iron, Pseudomonas biofilm formation and cystic fibrosis (CF) phenotype.

Associated with this work are studies on the microbiome in CF and how these are affected by iron.

How the macrophage handles pathogens can be significantly influenced by iron and other transition metals and this is an emerging interest, as is the link between iron and malaria parasite biology.