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New technology binds Covid-19 virus to cotton textiles

QUT scientists biologists Dr Laura Navone, Professor Robert Speight and CIIC Director & virologist Prof Kirsten Spann has developed a technology that is proven to bind and capture the SARS-CoV-2 virus onto cotton textiles and prevent cell infection.  The novel  technology has been patented and  the finding published in Communications…

Study shows hay fever & asthma sufferers the when & where of peak pollen allergy

In Australia, grass pollen is the main outdoor trigger for hay fever and allergic asthma. Professor Janet Davies who leads QUT CIIC  Allergy Research Group and the national AusPollen Partnership, which is an NHMRC funded four year study. AusPollen partners (2016–2020) generated the first standardized pollen records at four sites across…

Dr Elise Pelzer Promoted to Senior Lecturer

Dr Elise Pelzer is examining the early life micro biome and how it affects future health

Congratulations to CIIC Group Leader Dr Elise Pelzer on her promotion to QUT Senior Lecturer. As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Associate Fellow (Indigenous), Dr Pelzer has a keen interest in improving the contextual relevance of the microbiology and infection control content that she teaches. Dr Pelzer recently…

Well Done CIIC Group Leader Dr Samantha Dando

Great to see CIIC @QUTImmunology Dr Samantha Dando, group leader of the Neuroimmunology and Infection team, awarded a QUT  Faculty of Health EMCR Enabler Grant 2021. Many here at the QUT Centre for Immunology and Infection Control are excited about Sam’s research studying brain macrophages and their immune responses of human to…

Good on you CIIC Postdoc Dr Candice Lee

Good on you Centre for Immunology and Infection Control Postdoc Dr Candice Lee who has recently been awarded both an Arthritis Australia Project Grant for her project “Understanding immunobiology of IL-23/Il-17 pathway for treatment of inflammatory diseases” and a QUT Faculty of Health Enabler Grant 2021…

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…