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.

  • Researchers have advanced their understanding of how a healthy embryo forms in its very earliest days, a discovery that could be used to improve IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
  • When Dr Jeffrey Mak, UQ IMB and Imaging CoE postdoctoral researcher in Prof David Fairlie’s lab was awarded one of only 25 prestigious places in the international SciFinder Future Leaders program, he had the opportunity of a lifetime to bolster his professional path with powerful new knowledge, skills and relationships.
  • A genetic analysis of a type of edible red seaweed has revealed how it has survived for over a billion years and thrives in harsh conditions, and how the health benefits of this important crop may be improved in the future.