IMB’s Professor Glenn King and ) Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu.

University of Queensland research projects into chronic pain and Alzheimer’s disease have received $125,000 each in funding under the Queensland-Chinese Academy of Science (Q-CAS) Collaborative Science Fund, announced today (31 October).

31 October 2018

The world’s next big medical breakthroughs could be in the hands of four University of Queensland researchers, announced as National Health and Medical Research Council Development Grant recipients.

29 August 2018

A devastating form of childhood epilepsy that is resistant to traditional drugs may have met its match in spider venom.

6 August 2018
Professor Glenn King

A toxin from the desert bush spider is helping researchers understand more about human and insect biology, which could lead to new treatments for health conditions and bee-friendly insecticides.

27 July 2018
Stroke claims six million lives worldwide each year

A small protein that could protect the brain from stroke-induced injury has been discovered by researchers from The University of Queensland and Monash University.

21 March 2017
Professor Glenn King

Spiders have helped researchers from Australia and the US discover a new target for irritable bowel syndrome pain.

7 June 2016
An Australian Tarantula. Credit - Bastian Rast.

University of Queensland researchers have found seven peptides (mini-proteins) in spider venom that block the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from nerves to the brain.

4 March 2015
UQ will light the Forgan Smith building red for the month of May to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

The University of Queensland will again be bathed in red for the month of May to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.

23 April 2014
IMB researchers find centipede venom molecule that could treat pain

Australian and Chinese researchers have identified a molecule in centipede venom with the potential to be developed into a painkiller as effective as morphine.

1 October 2013

University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have found a natural component of Australian tarantula venom that is more potent against certain insect pests than existing chemical insecticides.

11 September 2013
UQ Professor Glenn King gets up close to spiders for a project exploring the use of spider venom as an environmentally-friendly insecticide.

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) has been awarded $4 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), including $325,000 for a project that will use spider venom and fungi to stop insects from...

9 November 2012

Australian scientists are working with industry to develop a spider venom extract for treating chronic pain.

17 February 2012

The University of Queensland topped the bill when funding under the Go8-Germany Research Co-operation Scheme was announced this week.

5 November 2010
Daryl Reynolds “The Man on the Run”

The University of Queensland will recognise 46 long-serving staff at a special function tomorrow, Thursday, October 21 at the University’s St Lucia campus at 4.30pm.

20 October 2010

Queensland scientists have developed a world-first database that catalogues the venom components from hundreds of spiders.

20 November 2009

The Institute for Molecular Bioscience has been awarded almost $17 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council for fellowships and projects including regenerating wounded skin, and fighting golden staph.

26 September 2007

UQ has increased its share of national medical research funding by 10 percent, receiving more than $44.6 million under the latest round of National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) grants.

25 September 2007

A researcher who has spent most of the past decade working in the U.S. has returned to Australia to continue working on environmentally-friendly insect control methods based on spider venom compounds.

1 March 2007

More than 630 school students converged on The University of Queensland on Sunday, September 12 for the 2004 Commonwealth Bank Opti-MINDS Challenge.

14 September 2004