Associate Professor Mark Smythe ... his research led to new biotech company

University of Queensland spin-out biotech company Protagonist Therapeutics Inc is a step closer to developing a new drug that would benefit millions of people worldwide.

22 August 2016
Professor Craik ... reducing risks of tumours reocurring

The National Health and Medical Research Council has named two University of Queensland studies among its 10 of the Best Research Projects 2015.

19 August 2016
Samantha Nixon with Selenocosmia crassipes, Australia’s largest tarantula

Tarantula spider venom could become an unlikely ally in the war against sheep infections caused by nematode worms - a major cost for the international sheep industry.

19 July 2016
UQ IMB researchers Prashanth Jutty Rajan, Kathleen Yin and Alan Robertson

Researchers from The University of Queensland are seeking public input as they develop a mobile app to help chronic pain sufferers and healthcare providers manage and treat pain.

20 June 2016
Cane toad.

Queensland researchers have made a big leap forward in their quest to eradicate the billions of cane toads wreaking havoc on our native wildlife and habitats.

10 June 2016

Researchers from The University of Queensland have identified a treatment target for aggressive forms of breast cancer.

23 March 2016
Researcher Maria Rondon and Associate Professor Carol Wicking

University of Queensland researchers are working to find causes and treatments for some of the world’s rarest diseases – which collectively affect more than 1.2 million Australians.

29 February 2016

An international team led by Australian researchers has studied the genetics of pancreatic cancer, revealing it is actually four separate diseases, each with different genetic triggers and survival rates.

25 February 2016
Professor David Abramson: "The award is really a tribute to ... the Genomics Virtual Lab team."

The director of The University of Queensland’s Research Computing Centre has been named the iTnews Education Chief Information Officer of the Year.

23 February 2016
Sea slug chromodoris annae. Pic: Deb Aston

Brightly coloured sea slugs are slurping deadly chemicals and stockpiling the most toxic compounds for use on their enemies.

20 January 2016
Robbie Wilson’s research will enhance understanding of how native species cope with changing natural environments

The Australian Research Council has awarded five new Future Fellows at The University of Queensland, from a total of only 50 awarded across the nation.

16 December 2015

The University of Queensland has teamed up with the Queensland Department of Health to bring researchers and clinicians together to take action against antibiotic resistance.

13 November 2015
PICTURE:  The number of people with dementia in Australia is projected to triple by 2050.

Six University of Queensland researchers will received a total of almost $3.6 million in federal funding over four years to continue their work on dementia.

19 October 2015

Does a doorhandle or a keyboard have more germs? The University of Queensland’s Dr Alysha Elliott swabbed people’s hands and common workplace surfaces to expose some of the germiest places around the office, as part of Global...

15 October 2015
A mini-kidney formed in a dish from human induced pluripotent stem cells. The three colours show the presence of distinct cell types within the developing nephrons. Image: Minoru Takasato

Australian researchers have perfected a method of growing mini-kidneys from stem cells for use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy.

14 October 2015
Dr Rashmi Priya and Professor Alpha Yap

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a new signalling pathway that controls cell adhesion, an important process that is disrupted in diseases such as skin cancer and inflammation.

15 September 2015
Professor Jenny Martin was named a finalist in the awards for her tireless efforts campaigning for gender equity in science in Australia.

​Professor Jenny Martin from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience is a finalist for a Pride of Australia Medal in the Inspiration category.

1 September 2015
Dr Wilson’s research informs conservation spending at global, national, and local levels

An environmental scientist and a gut pathogen researcher from The University of Queensland are among the high achievers who have been celebrated at the Women in Technology Awards.

31 August 2015
Dr Elliott is nominated for a prestigious prize for young researchers

A young superbug researcher at The University of Queensland is seeking public support in her bid to win the Centenary Institute’s Lawrence Creative Prize people’s choice award.

25 August 2015
Associate Professor Bryan Fry is using a new technique to extract venom from box jellyfish

An international research team led by University of Queensland venomologist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has developed a new technique for ‘milking’ box jellyfish to extract deadly venom for the development into lifesaving drugs.

11 August 2015