Emeritus Professor Maree Smith

A respected chronic pain researcher and a leading neuroscientist are among the roll call of University of Queensland community members recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

10 June 2019

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on pain in conjunction with Pain Week. Journalists can contact the following experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

24 July 2018

The University of Queensland has recognised staff members and teams in the 2017 UQ Awards for Excellence.

7 June 2017
Q-122 is used for the treatment of hot flashes in women

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University (Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has raised US$16 million in series A investment.

6 June 2017

University of Queensland pain drug pioneer Professor Maree Smith has joined an elite group of scientists tonight, receiving the prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award.

16 June 2016

Three UQ researchers have been inducted as fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) at its inaugural scientific meeting.

8 October 2015
Professor Maree Smith (centre), with Johnson & Johnson Medical CEO Gavin Fox-Smith and AusBiotech CEO Dr Anna Lavelle

The University of Queensland’s Professor Maree Smith and the company founded on the ground-breaking pain drug she developed have won awards at the AusBiotech 2015 Conference.

7 October 2015
Ashton “Little Superman” Hancock, has hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, resulting in epilepsy and hearing impairment

Do you know where your corpus callosum is located? A University of Queensland researcher is on a mission to make sure more people know about the central brain structure by supporting National Corpus Callosum Awareness Day on 2 July.

1 July 2015
UQ pain researcher Professor Maree Smith.

A chronic pain treatment discovered at The University of Queensland is a step closer to clinical use with a global pharmaceutical giant acquiring the Australian-founded company developing the drug.

29 June 2015

Queensland will soon be home to a major initiative to discover and develop new drugs to combat health issues including cancer, diabetes, inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases.

16 June 2015
Research leader Professor Maree Smith

An Australian company developing a chronic pain treatment based on research at The University of Queensland (UQ) has attracted US$45 million (AU$48M) to advance development of the drug, EMA401.

11 April 2014

A collaborative research project aimed at discovering a drug to treat a highly resistant form of breast cancer is one of two projects given the green light by the Queensland Emory Development (QED) Alliance.

7 November 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

The University of Queensland’s (UQ’s) main research commercialisation company, UniQuest, has partnered with US-based Emory University to package biotech assets for a new start-up company from Australian university-linked research centres, including...

17 December 2012

Leading pain research innovator, University of Queensland’s (UQ) Professor Maree Smith, has received a 2012 Life Sciences Queensland Industry Award for Excellence.

7 November 2012

A new treatment from a University of Queensland start-up company, Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, could bring hope to shingles sufferers experiencing nerve pain.

29 August 2012

Australian life sciences researchers will translate their discoveries into commercial products faster thanks to a newly established Queensland Node of the Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA – Qld Node).

25 July 2012

Chronic pain relief, the employment aspirations of recently-arrived refugees, urban water use and improved animal production are among new research projects announced today in which The University of Queensland and industry partners will collaborate.

30 June 2012
UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry.

Medical imaging technologies, diabetes II treatments, animal health vaccines and biomedical implants are among University of Queensland research activities to receive vital Queensland Government support, announced this week.

19 June 2012
Dr Trent Woodruff was awarded the prestigious Edgeworth David Medal of the Royal Society of NSW for his work in immunology.

Innovative research into the human innate immune system resulted in Dr Trent Woodruff from The University of Queensland being awarded the prestigious Edgeworth David Medal of the Royal Society of NSW for 2011.

21 February 2012