Molecular 'transport hub' protein structure

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...

9 October 2014
Dr Andrew Brooks and Professor Mike Waters

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

16 May 2014
The University of Queensland's Dr Ben Hogan with the zebrafish that carries the Pkd1 mutation.

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.

2 May 2014
Dr Ryan Taft from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience has been appointed Director of Scientific Research at Illumina, the world’s largest genomics company.

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

22 April 2014
Professor Richard Lewis with a textile cone.

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

27 March 2014
Dr Emma Hutchison, Dr Leanne Sakzewski and Dr Margaret Hardy.

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

7 March 2014
IMB student Cindy Bermudez spent her holidays studying plants, bacteria and fungi in an effort to find treatments for infectious diseases.

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.

4 March 2014
Professor Matt Cooper

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.

3 March 2014

A team of researchers has pinpointed a handful of genes that could drive the formation of medulloblastoma, the most aggressive and frequent form of brain tumour found in children.

31 October 2013
Beverley Trivett ... important progress made in brain research but we still don’t understand why people develop these dreadful tumours and why they grow so rapidly

After years of losing patients to brain tumours — despite having access to the best of modern medicine — a Brisbane neurosurgeon has had enough.

15 October 2013
Professor Maree Smith . . . has two game-changing pain therapies close to being available on the global market

A vaccine against cervical cancer, a global parenting program, new forms of pain relief, better yielding crops and improved medical imaging are some of many high-impact outcomes of University of Queensland research.

19 September 2013

New research has identified the key to becoming male is an enzyme that “unravels” DNA to trigger male development of the embryo, a discovery that may give greater insight into intersex disorders.

5 September 2013
Dr Ryan Taft with an Illumina sequencer, on which the gene sequencing was performed.

A global team of researchers has identified the gene behind an Australian toddler’s paediatric brain disorder in a discovery that is paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of other children with genetic diseases.

3 May 2013
Algal bioreactors at the Solar Biofuels Research Centre

Premier Campbell Newman will progress Queensland research into renewable energy when he today (Tuesday 9 April) opens an advanced solar biofuels pilot plant designed to develop microalgae-based systems as a source of clean fuel.

9 April 2013

Professor David Craik from the IMB was today named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), an honour reserved for researchers whose achievements are of international significance.

27 March 2013

Papilloma virus infections and superbug tuberculosis strains will come under renewed attack, after the federal government today agreed to support two University of Queensland research projects.

18 December 2012
Massimo Damiani, 3, with his dad Stephen ... Massimo's genome has been analysed to help better understand leukodystrophy

A University of Queensland researcher has been awarded an $85,000 grant to identify the genes that underlie rare paediatric brain disorders.

23 November 2012
Professor Peter Koopman from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has been elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Peter Koopman from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has been elected to the Council of the premier national science body.

22 November 2012

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience have discovered a potential new approach to treating chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

30 July 2012

The discovery that a cancer drug is hiding in sunflower seeds has won a UQ plant scientist a national award.

25 June 2012