Upcoming Events

28 July 2017   CIDR Forum

Speaker: Dr. Si Ming Man 

Title: Innate immunity and inflammasome responses to intracellular pathogens and cancer 

10am Large seminar room, QBP


9 March 2017   New tool reveals how special immune cells fight bacteria

IMB researchers have made a big step towards improving the way we study immune responses to bacterial infections. Source: IMB News

19 January 2017   Latest research offers hope for patients with inflammatory diseases

IMB researchers have discovered a molecular trigger for inflammation that could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and neurodegenerative diseases. Professor Jennifer Stow said targeting this trigger - a protein called SCIMP, could reduce or ‘switch off’ inflammation. Source: UQ News

17 November 2016   Young immunologist awarded for impact

The young inventor behind a University of Queensland discovery that could benefit patients living with inflammatory diseases has been awarded the 2016 Research Australia Discovery Award. IMB early career researcher Dr Rebecca Coll received her award at last night’s Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards ceremony in Sydney for her work in identifying promising anti-inflammatory compounds that block the NLRP3 inflammasome — a key driver of inflammation. Source: UQ News

12 September 2016   UQ’s work on inflammatory disease treatment wins $22m global investment

Inflazome Ltd, a company founded on research from The University of Queensland (UQ) and Trinity College Dublin, has closed a Series A financing round of up to €15 million (A$22 million). Source: UQ News

13 July 2016   Discovering new drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

CIDR researchers are developing new drugs that target the underlying cause of diabetes and could be taken as tablets rather than injections. Source: IMB News

23 November 2015   Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research Annual Symposium

A free inflammation symposium on 23 November 2015, hosted by the IMB Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research. Source: IMB News

13 October 2015       Working toward wound healing

CIDR researchers have made advances in understanding the cellular processes that occur during wound healing, skin cancer, and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. Source: IMB News

17 February 2015     New molecule could improve treatments for inflammatory diseases

Scientists in Brisbane and Ireland have developed a small molecule that blocks a key driver of inflammatory diseases – a finding that could inspire new treatments for arthritis, multiple sclerosis and a family of rare autoinflammatory diseases. Source: IMB News

27 November 2014    Scientists uncover new intelligence behind inflammatory disease

CIDR researchers have uncovered a secret of an immune cell on the frontline that could assist with developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases. Source: IMB News

12 November 2014    Young researchers awarded UQ fellowships

Two CIDR researchers have been awarded UQ postdoctoral fellowships to support their promising research over the next three years at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience. Source: IMB News

28 October 2014       Young immunologist receives coverted award for inflammation research

CIDR deputy director Dr Kate Schroder has been awarded the Milstein Young Investigator award for her outstanding contributions to basic immunology research at the annual International Cytokine and Interferon Society meeting held in Melbourne this week. Source: IMB News

20 October 2014        Imaging centre to unravel secrets of immune system

CIDR researchers will play a key role in a new $39 million research centre working to unravel the secrets of the immune system. Source: IMB News

16 July 2014              New molecular targets could help your body ‘switch off’ inflammation

CIDR researchers have discovered how an important pair of molecules—found within the cells of our immune system—team up to help ‘switch off’ inflammation in the body. Source: IMB News

15 April 2014             Immune cell defenders protect us from bacteria invasion

Centre Investigator Professor David Fairlie and an international team of researchers have identified the exact biochemical key that awakens the body’s immune cells and sends them into fight bacteria and fungi. Source: The Age

31 July 2012              Arthritis treatment breakthrough

Centre Investigator, Professor David Fairlie, discovered a potential new approach to treating chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Source: Science Alert