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  • University of Queensland scientist Dr Ben Hogan has been awarded $455,000 to work towards new treatments for cardiovascular diseases that affect one in six Australians and cost the national economy about $5.9 billion to treat each year.
  • UQ researchers are developing a new asthma treatment that targets the underlying cause of asthma, rather than just the symptoms. UQ Institute of Molecular Bioscience’s Associate Professor Mark Smythe said the research team was developing a new drug designed to offer patients a safer and more effective treatment.
  • IMB's Professor Kirill Alexandrov has been awarded a 2015 National Breast Cancer Foundation Innovator Grant to investigate the potential of a new diagnostic test for advanced breast cancer. ­
  • Professor Lachlan Coin is part of an international team tackling hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa by improving the supply of sweet potato crops.
  • PhD student Fabian Kurth has accepted a position at Accenture, a leading global management, consulting and outsourcing services organisation.
  • IMB scientist is part of an international team awarded $US1.3 million to help identify how fat deposits in humans can be used to attack bacteria. UQ Institute for Molecular Bioscience scientist Professor Robert Parton is one of only two Australian-based researchers to get 2015 Human Frontier Science Program funding.
  • IMB Advisory Board formed to assist in guiding IMB’s operations as a leader in research, commercialisation, philanthropic and engagement activities.
  • Professor Kirill Alexandrov has been awarded a 2015 NBCF Innovator Grant to investigate the potential of a new diagnostic test for advanced breast cancer. ­
  • The NHMRC has awarded IMB's Professor David Fairlie $557,000 over three years to develop new drug treatments for malaria, a disease that kills an estimated 584,000 people worldwide each year.


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