Research in the theme of Infection and Immunity at SCMB encompasses the study of microbial pathogens and the response to infection by their hosts.

Specific areas of interest include molecular virology, bacterial pathogenesis, fungal pathogenesis, parasitology and innate immunity.

Members of the theme also represent a core group within the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, a multidisciplinary network encompassing more than 80 research groups at The University of Queensland and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

Theme Leader: Associate Professor Kate Stacey

Discipline/Theme members

Infectious diseases, molecular biology and biotechnology
Viral pathogenesis
Sex virulence and evolution in pathogenic fungi
Vector-borne viruses; structure/function of viral proteins; viral vaccines and diagnostics; virus discovery
Microbial physiology and biochemistry of metalloenzymes
Signalling molecules in macrophages and tumour cells
Molecular mechanisms of flavivirus replication and virus-host interaction
Immunotherapy of non-melanoma skin cancers
Redox biology and bacterial pathogenesis
Clinical protozoology
Bacterial Pathogenesis
Cellular response to foreign nucleic acids
viral pathogenesis and immunology
Infectious diseases and vaccine development
Tuberculosis microbiology
Molecular virology

Other members of the school with research interests in this area

Organic opto-electronics
Organic Chemistry - Glycoscience, drug discovery and biotechnology
Vector-borne viruses; structure/function of viral proteins; viral vaccines and diagnostics; virus discovery
Microbial ecology & evolution
Structural biology of infection and immunity
Structure and function of molecular machines
Immunotherapy of non-melanoma skin cancers
Synthesis, methodology, and medicinal chemistry
Metabolism and Microbiome in Pregnancy
Infectious Diseases, bacterial pathogenesis and Metals
viral pathogenesis and immunology
Novel drug delivery systems
Molecular microbial ecology, diversity and evolution

Affiliated Members

Matt Cooper

Nick Davis-Poynter

Ralf Dietzgen

Matt Sweet