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Young immunologist receives coverted award for inflammation research

28 October 2014

UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience Lab Head Dr Kate Schroder has been awarded the Milstein Young Investigator award for her outstanding contributions to basic immunology research at the annual International Cytokine and Interferon Society meeting held in Melbourne this week.

Peptide science pioneer wins prestigious medal

23 October 2014

Professor Craik, of UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, has won the 2014 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research for his discoveries in the field of circular proteins.

 

Imaging centre to unravel secrets of immune system

20 October 2014

University of Queensland researchers will play a key role in a new $39 million research centre working to unravel the secrets of the immune system.

NHMRC awards $8.3 million to IMB research

20 October 2014

Research to investigate new treatments for cancer, diabetes and inflammation are just some of the innovative projects at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) to receive new funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Rare infant epilepsy under the microscope

15 October 2014

Scientists at IMB and QBI are making progress in understanding a rare and deadly form of infant epilepsy with hopes of one day discovering a cure.

Fixing a faulty molecular ‘transport hub’ could slow brain degeneration

9 October 2014

University of Queensland researchers have gained new insights into how the body sorts and transports protein ‘cargo’ within our cells, in a finding that could eventually lead to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
 

Evolutionary biologists grow “tree of life” faster than ever before

2 October 2014

Mapping the evolutionary history of the world around us is now a whole lot easier, thanks to a new mathematical method developed by scientists at The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

Venom researcher awaded competitive health and medical fellowship for chronic pain research

26 September

IMB Lab Head Professor Paul Alewood has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellowship to continue his research into new pain therapies from venoms.

IMB scientist receives outstanding research award in China

18 September 2014

IMB Lab Head Professor Paul Alewood has received the 2014 Xiaoyu Hu Memorial Award by the Chinese Peptide Society in recognition for his exceptional contributions to basic research in peptide science.
 

Student reveals future treatments for kidney disease in just three minutes

17 September 2014

Third-year IMB PhD student Barbara Maier was one of eight finalists that contended in The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals. 

UQ celebrates rising stars at Women in Technology awards

15 September 2014

IMB researcher Dr Irina Vetter won the WiT Rising Star Award for her research to understand the causes of pain and develop new treatments for the one in five Australians living with chronic pain.

Last chance to apply for IMB Research Advancement Awards

12 September 2014

IMB is calling on the nation’s most promising young scientists to apply for a $30,000 top-up scholarship to help them kick-start their research careers.

Researchers seek big gains from targeting the tiny

28 August 2014

The quest to better understand human biology at a miniscule level has led to the creation of a $26 million international research centre in Melbourne.

Australia's young Einsteins get the red-carpet treatment

11 August 2014

IMB postdoctoral researcher Dr Sonia Troeira Henriques was one of 15 high-achieving early career researchers invited to attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Physiology or Medicine in Germany last month.

Professor George Muscat Researchers find new breast cancer treatment target

11 August 2014

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a way of predicting cancer-free survival in breast cancer patients and identified a new treatment target.

New molecular targets could help your body ‘switch off’ inflammation

16 July 2014

University of Queensland researchers have discovered how an important pair of molecules—found within the cells of our immune system—team up to help ‘switch off’ inflammation in the body.

Scientists do Queensland proud in global fight against cancer

8 July 2014

University of Queensland scientists have succeeded in identifying the major underlying mutations in pancreatic and ovarian cancers, two of Australia’s most ruthless cancer

Full house for inaugural Life Sciences @ UQ Networking Forum

1 July 2014

The inaugural Life Sciences @ UQ Networking Forum was hosted by The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) on 12 June to help generate more collaboration between researchers, and between research and industry. The ultimate aim of this forum, and future ones, is to network a globally competitive life sciences sector for Queensland. 

Cow's hoof

Why cows have fewer toes than you

26 June 2014

An international team of researchers has discovered the molecular changes that caused hoofed animals to diverge from other animals with four limbs and five toes.

Printed kidney tissue closer to reality

23 May 2014 

Queensland researchers are one step closer to printing 3D human kidney tissue thanks to a partnership between The University of Queensland and a US biotechnology company.

Gene discovery points to lymphatic disease and cancer therapy

19 May 2014

Scientists from The University of Queensland (UQ) have unravelled the workings of a gene that could be used to treat lymphatic diseases or stop the spread of cancer. 

Height protein could be cancer and diabetes treatment target

16 May 2014

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that a protein that regulates how tall you grow could be used in treating diseases including cancer and diabetes.

Dr Lachlan Coin

Better test for childhood TB is on the way

1 May 2014

A distinctive genetic “signature” offers new hope for developing a rapid, affordable diagnostic test for the hundreds of thousands of children infected with tuberculosis each year.

Dr Ben Hogan with zebrafish

Kidney disease gene controls cancer highway

25 April 2014

University of Queensland researchers have discovered that a gene that causes kidney disease also controls growth of the lymphatic system, a key route through which cancer spreads.

Registrations open for 2014 Winter School

23 April 2014

Registrations are now open for the 11th annual Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology, hosted by IMB and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics from 7-11 July at UQ’s St Lucia campus.

Dr Ryan Taft

UQ gene expert joins global company

16 April 2014

The world’s largest genomics company, Illumina Inc., has chosen a researcher from The University of Queensland (UQ) to join as Director of Scientific Research.

Organoids offer stem cell experts a window into kidney disease

14 April 2014

IMB researcher Professor Melissa Little will explain how she is using organoids, lab-grown models of human organs, to better understand kidney disease in a live public webcast and question time at 7am AEST Wednesday April 16.

Global collaboration targets drug-resistant parasites

11 April 2014

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Griffith University have teamed with scientists from Europe and South America to develop new treatments for drug-resistant parasitic infections.

Immune sentries protect gut from bugs by sensing vitamins

3 April 2014

Australian researchers have identified a biochemical key that alerts immune cells to the presence of bacteria and fungi, which could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers and even infections like tuberculosis.

Cone snails have multiple venoms, research shows

27 March 2014

Cone snails change “weapons”, depending on whether they are hunting or defending themselves, researchers from The University of Queensland have discovered.

Secret life of cells revealed with new technique

20 March 2014

A new technique that allows researchers to conduct experiments more rapidly and with increased resolution is already giving insights into the workings of proteins important in diseases of the heart and muscles.

Boost for research into inherited and developmental diseases

20 March 2014

IMB researchers will be aided in generating new insights into some of the most serious diseases facing contemporary society by the merger of two of its foundational research divisions.

Advance toward developing an oral pain reliever derived from debilitating snail venom

17 March 2014

Scientists have created at least five new experimental substances — based on a tiny protein found in cone snail venom — that could someday lead to the development of safe and effective oral medications for treatment of chronic nerve pain.

UQ celebrates its female researchers

7 March 2014

As the world prepares to celebrate annual International Women’s Day tomorrow (8/3/14), The University of Queensland is celebrating the groundbreaking research of three of its leading female early-career researchers.

Professor Matt Cooper

Tiny sensor could lead to better superbug drugs

3 March 2014

Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalised treatments for bacterial diseases. 

UQ tops the nation for biological science

26 February 2014

UQ has performed strongly in a global league table of subjects released today (26 February), ranking 21st in the world and 1st in Australia for biological sciences.

Pain relief targeted in new research funding

18 February 2014

Researchers from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) have been awarded over $10 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to investigate pain relief, dengue fever vaccinations and asthma treatments.

Summer of hunting for drugs to combat bugs

14 February 2014

While many students took a well-earned break over summer, Brisbane woman Cindy Bermudez spent her holidays studying plants, bacteria and fungi in an effort to find treatments for infectious diseases.

Professor Paul Alewood

Love drug may treat abdominal pain

30 January 2014

Australian researchers have found a key to treating chronic abdominal pain may lie in a hormone that induces labour and encourages social bonding.

Professor Rick Sturm carries the genes for blue eyes

7000-year-old European reveals genetic origins of blue eyes, lactose intolerance

27 January 2014

The discovery of a Stone Age man with the genes for blue eyes and dark skin has revealed that blue eye colour likely spread through the European population before fair skin.

‘Make-or-break’ protein holds key to cancer spread

15 January 2014

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a protein in cells that could block the escape route of potentially cancerous cells and stop them spreading to other parts of the body.

ARC Centres of Excellence announced

3 January 2014

IMB researchers will help lead two of the Australian Research Council's (ARC) recently announced Centres of Excellence, which will commence funding this year.

 

 

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Young immunologist receives coveted award for inflammation research

28 October UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience Lab Head Dr Kate Schroder has been awarded the Milstein Young Inves...

Peptide science pioneer wins prestigious medal

Professor David Craik, of UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, has won the 2014 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research for his discoveries in the field of circular proteins.

Imaging centre to unravel secrets of immune system

University of Queensland researchers will play a key role in a new $39 million research centre working to unravel the secrets of the immune system.

NHMRC awards $8.3 million to IMB research

Research to investigate new treatments for cancer, diabetes and inflammation are just some of the innovative projects at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) to receive new funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Rare infant epilepsy under the microscope

Scientists at The University of Queensland are making progress in understanding a rare and deadly form of infant epilepsy with hopes of one day discovering a cure.

Fixing a faulty molecular ‘transport hub’ could slow brain degeneration

9 October University of Queensland researchers have gained new insights into how the body sorts and transports protein ‘cargo’ within our cells, in a finding that could eventually lead to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases...

Evolutionary biologists grow “tree of life” faster than ever before

2 October 2014 Mapping the evolutionary history of the world around us is now a whole lot easier, thanks to a new mathematical method developed by scientists at The University of Queensland’s

Venom researcher awarded competitive health and medical fellowship for chronic pain research

26 September 2014 IMB Lab Head Professor Paul Alewood has been awarded a competitive

IMB scientist receives outstanding research award in China

18 September 2014 IMB Lab Head Professor Paul Alewood

Student reveals future treatments for kidney disease in just three minutes

17 September 2014 Third-year IMB PhD student Barbara Maier was one of eight finalists that contended in The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals held at Customs Hou...

UQ celebrates rising stars at Women in Technology awards

15 September 2014 Two University of Queensland early-career researchers have been recognised by their peers for their promising medical and technology research at the 17th annual Women in Technology (WiT) ...

Last chance to apply for IMB Research Advancement Awards

Last chance to apply for IMB Research Advancement Awards

Researchers seek big gains from targeting the tiny

The quest to better understand human biology at a miniscule level has led to the creation of a $26 million international research centre in Melbourne.

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