The Army Malaria Institute (AMI) Laboratory consolidates close collaborations between QIMR Berghofer and the Australian Army Malaria Institute that have existed for many years. The lab head, Dr Qin Cheng, was a QIMR scientist between 1989 and 1998, and has been a Visiting Scientist since 1998.
The laboratory consists of both QIMR Berghofer employees and AMI staff. The mission of the laboratory is to facilitate research collaborations between QIMR Berghofer and AMI. Our collaborations focus on malaria research, and investigate biological and molecular changes that make parasites difficult to detect and more resistant to anti-malarial drugs. Our research outcomes inform malaria control and elimination policy and strategies. We also plan to expand our research scope into arbovirus related research in future.
The laboratory was initially established at QIMR in 2004 and called the Malaria Drug Resistance and Chemotherapy Laboratory (2004-2012). The laboratory was funded mainly from NIH and NHMRC grants. Between 2013 and 2016, we joined the Clinical Tropical Medicine Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer.
Group Leader: Dr Qin Cheng
- Ms Karen Anderson, Technical staff
- Karryn Gresty, Research Assistant
- Dr Chris Peatey, Affiliate
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