Posts for 2020

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Getting ready for this year’s grass pollen season!

Brisbane’s grass pollen season is here, which increases the health risks for hay fever and asthma sufferers. The QUT Allergy Research Group is excited to unveil their new AusPollen Brisbane website, which will report and forecast risk levels of grass pollen in the air around Brisbane for the current day and the next two days. Pollen…

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Grass Gazers: Citizen Science Project

The QUT Allergy Research Group is proud to announce that they are a successful recipient of a 2020 Queensland Citizen Science Grant! These grants are offered to increase community participation in citizen science projects and for scientists and citizen scientists to work in partnership to increase scientific knowledge. The QUT Allergy…

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Honours and Masters projects available with Allergy Research Group

The Allergy Research Group is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join a leading interdisciplinary team researching pollen aerobiology and its impact on allergic disease. There are a number of Honours and Masters projects available! For a detailed description on the projects available please see here. Applications are welcome from…

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ABC: Have you got COVID-19 or hay fever?

Spring has sprung and in some parts of the country that means those of us who get hay fever are eyeing pollen-laden plants and windy weather forecasts with suspicion. But it’s also not the best time to have a runny nose and be coughing and spluttering in public while we’re all worried about the spread of COVID-19…. …But your hayfever…

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Channel10 News: School students join researchers to beat hay fever and allergies

Professor Janet Davies and students from Corinda State High School on Channel10 News discussing the citizen science ‘Grass Mappers’ project developed to help students do science while working from home. ‘Researchers are going ‘back to school’ in their push to beat hay fever and allergies. Year 11 and 12 students have been recruited to…

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Media Release: Brisbane school students become citizen scientist grass mappers

Researchers from the Allergy Research Group have collaborated with Brisbane’s Corinda State High School to develop a citizen science project to enable students to do science learning while at home. “When the COVID-19 restrictions were put in place we thought ‘now is the time’ to get this project going, as a way to keep students engaged…

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Media Release: QUT researcher at parliamentary inquiry on allergies: Brisbane’s grass pollen season the worst on record

The head of QUT’s Allergy Research Group and of the AusPollen network, which provides information on pollen concentrations and forecasts, Professor Davies was invited to appear at the Brisbane public hearing of the inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis being conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged…