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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…

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Media Release: QUT to put grass pollen research to Swiss nanotech

QUT Head of Allergy Research, Associate Professor Janet Davies is leading a collaboration with Swiss medtech company Abionic SA to develop rapid, targeted tests for allergies to subtropical grass pollens – tests that could be administered in a GP office. The project is supported with funding from the National Foundation for Medical…

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Media release: Summer is coming: hay fever & asthma sufferers beware

Thunderstorms are part and parcel of Queensland’s spring and summer.  In parts of Australia, thunderstorms can be deadly for people with hay fever and asthma, says QUT Faculty of Health expert Professor Janet Davies. “Thunderstorms combined with extreme levels of grass pollen triggered asthma in thousands of people across Melbourne last…