Coordinator: Professor James McCarthy
Scientists at QIMR Berghofer aim to develop drugs, vaccines, and prevention and education strategies against diseases caused by parasites, bacteria and viruses.
Research involves understanding the genetics of the parasite, investigating immune responses to the invading pathogen, and developing new treatments and diagnostics to combine with our knowledge about the disease.
Infectious diseases we research
- Epstein–Barr virus
- Glandular fever
- Hydatid disease
- Intestinal worms
- Mosquito-borne viruses
- Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease