Our Research

Pulling the pieces together to see the bigger picture and asking the burning questions.

The IMB nurtures an environment that fosters breakthrough science through collaboration, innovative ideas and taking calculated risk.

We push through the boundaries, go beyond the known, the safe and the normal, using cutting edge technologies to discover, transform and translate.

Research News

Our discoveries create change for the global health of our people and environment.

  • A new gene behind a rare form of inherited childhood kidney disease has been identified by a global research team.UQ IMB researchers were part of the team that made the discovery that will improve genetic testing and could provide clues for future treatments for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).
  • Advances in life science research provide critical knowledge across a wide range of biological fields, informing everything from our fundamental understanding of evolutionary biology to remarkable progress in personalised medicine. In order to ensure the security and global accessibility of molecular data, a concerted effort must be toward shared responsibility for the support and maintenance of core data resources. The development of a coordinated international strategy that enables sustainable continuation of these resources is critical for the future excellence, impact and progress of the life sciences.
  • Learn how the IMB Centre for Solar Biotechnology is using algae to power a more sustainable future.