Our infection and immunity research encompasses the study of microbial pathogens and the response to infection by their hosts.

Specific areas of interest include molecular virology, bacterial pathogenesis, fungal pathogenesis, parasitology and innate immunity.

Theme members represent a core group within the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, a multidisciplinary network encompassing more than 80 research groups at UQ and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Theme leader: Professor Alex Khromykh

Deputy theme leaders: Dr Michael Brower and Dr Danuska Wijesundara

Theme members

Research Fellow

Professor Paul Bernhardt Inorganic Chemistry - Coordination chemistry

Professor Paul Burn Organic opto-electronics

Professor Jack Clegg Metallo-supramolecular chemistry

Professor James De Voss Biological and synthetic chemistry

Professor Elizabeth Gillam Biocatalysis and Molecular Toxicology

Professor Bostjan Kobe Structural biology of infection and immunity

Professor Gary Schenk Physical Chemistry - Structure, function, mechanism and pharmaceutical potential of metalloenzymes

Professor Craig Williams Organic Chemistry - Synthesis and isolation of complex natural products, method development, medicinal and physical organic chemistry