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Does Chlamydia infection damage the ovary and compromise fertility?

Uterus with ovaries and doctor. Doctor in white medical lab coat with stethoscope around his neck shows and indicates to the patient on uterus. Concept photo for use as teaching subject for patient

The Reproductive Infection and Immunity Team, led by Professor Ken Beagley and Dr Alison Carey, along with their collaborator, Asssociate Professor Karla Hutt of Monash University, has just been awarded an NHMRC Ideas grant to research the ability of Chlamydia to infect and damage the ovary, which has never been investigated. The…

Defining the inflammatory T cell landscape in Ankylosing Spondylitis

The Experimental Rheumatology team, led by Associate Professor Tony Kenna, has just been awarded an NHMRC Ideas grant to fund research that will better define the role of T cells in the common inflammatory arthritis disease Ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis affects the joints of the spine and pelvis.  Results from this…

Nominations and awards

A/Prof Makrina Totsika was invited to be an Editorial Board Member for Nature Research Journal Communications Biology. Dr Francesca Frentiu was Appointed as Global Grant Assessor for the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene…

Presentations

Prof. Flavia Huygens Presented at the DMTC Annual Conference, 11-12 March 2020 and was awarded best oral presentation at the conference. Prof. Janet Davies was an expert witness in the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport, Public Hearing for Parliamentary Inquiry on Allergies and Anaphylaxis…

Nominations and Awards

Dr. Francesca Frentiu has been appointed as Editorial Advisor for Transactional of Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Prof. Flavia Huygens was awarded “Best project leadership” award for exemplary professional conduct in support of DMTC objectives…

Nominations and Awards

Dr. Emily Bryan was awarded Best New Investigator Award at the International Society for Immunology Reproduction meeting helld in Nara, Japan, 12-16 November 2019. Badal (Randika) Yapa was selected as a finalist in the VC’s Awards in Student as Partner category…

Presentations

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Xiaodong Huang presented her work at the QIMRB ECR seminar series on the 8th of November 2019. Jessica O’Callaghan presented work from her PhD at the QIMR-B ECR seminar series on the 15th of November 2019…

Panels and Workshops

Dr. Francesca Frentiu was: Appointed as Chair for Assessment Panel for Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants. Invited to deliver a career development workshop for women by the Society for Systematic Biology Australia. Participated in an invitation-only NHMRC Workshop on Climate Change and Health in Australia…

Nominations and Awards

Badal (Randika) Yapa won 3rd prize in SAGE HDR Student Publications Competition for 2019. Jessica O’Callaghan was runner-up in the QUT School of Biomedical Sciences 3MT competition…