Flu researcher Dr Kirsty Short has won a $25,000 fellowship for her work on the long-term links between obesity, the immune system and influenza.

30 October 2018

A Queensland scientist who describes his research as a cross between cooking and playing with Lego has been recognised in this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

17 October 2018

Improved treatment for type 2 diabetes might result from a new study by University of Queensland researchers.

30 July 2018
Professor Jian Yang and Dr Ting Qi

Our blood can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain, according to University of Queensland research.

13 June 2018
Professor Jian Yang

Evolution may be responsible for a range of complex traits, including height and waist-to-hip ratio, and diseases such as schizophrenia, research from The University of Queensland shows.

16 May 2018
Professor Jian Yang.

Evolution has shaped the human race, with University of Queensland researchers finding signatures of natural selection in the genome that influence traits associated with fertility and heart function.

18 April 2018
Professor Jian Yang is using enormous genetic datasets to pinpoint genes

More targeted and effective treatments for some of the world’s most complex diseases in humans may be a step closer, thanks to research that better maps disease susceptibility to genes and DNA.

6 March 2018
Professor Jian Yang

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases.

16 January 2018
Professor Jian Yang ... it's the second year in a row that a UQ researcher has won the Frank Fenner Prize

A University of Queensland scientist whose pioneering work has helped unravel the complexity of the human genome and genetic traits has won a 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

18 October 2017
The group of executives after the signing, in Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden.

Shanghai-based Baosteel Group will provide approximately $10 million in additional funds to continue the momentum of a successful research and development centre that combines the expertise of four Australian universities with the industrial...

29 March 2016
Professor Naomi Wray, Professor Peter Visscher and Associate Professor Jian Yang ... analysing very large data sets.

A $7 million Australian Government grant will propel the advance of personalised medicine for common diseases, in a five-year research project at The University of Queensland.

3 March 2016
AIBN's Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu has been recognised with the 2015 Le Févre Memorial Prize for scientific research.

One of UQ’s leading materials science experts, Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu, has been awarded a high-profile prize from the Australian Academy of Science.

24 November 2014

The world’s largest study into the genetics behind human height has discovered the trait’s vast complexity.

7 October 2014

An international study that has identified new genetic regions involved in rheumatoid arthritis has shed light on existing medicines that could be effective in treating the disease.

6 January 2014
Dr Jian Yang is one of two recipients of the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation’s Senior Medical Research Fellowship.

A University of Queensland researcher has been awarded $1.2 million to unlock the genetic underpinning of thousands of diseases, including schizophrenia, Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and cancer.

5 November 2013

Eight researchers and two research supervisors working across a range of disciplines were celebrated at a University of Queensland awards ceremony tonight.

17 September 2013

A University of Queensland researcher today won the $25,000 Centenary Institute, Lawrence Creative Prize (CILC Prize) at a function in Sydney

15 November 2012

The University of Queensland was today awarded more than $51 million in National Health and Medical Research Council grants that will fund research projects investigating health issues such as cystic fibrosis, respiratory illness in Indigenous...

19 October 2012

Since 2005, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have successfully identified thousands of genes responsible for common human diseases.

13 January 2012