• Man holding a vial

    UQ research recognised in national biomedical incubator

    Groundbreaking UQ research into developing new treatments for conditions such as cancer, inflammatory diseases and type 1 diabetes has received recognition and funding support from a national incubator for biomedical startup companies.

    20 July 2022
  • Dr Sonia Shah and Cadence Taylor sitting on a log on a beach with the ocean in the background

    A meeting of curious minds

    They look like any other tourists walking along the sand on Lady Musgrave Island, off the southern Queensland coast. But award-winning University of Queensland scientist Dr Sonia Shah and Bundaberg State High School student Cadence Taylor are...

    18 July 2022
  • A woman scientist in a laboratory

    Discovery boosts hopes of preventing Type I diabetes

    Australian researchers may be a step closer to preventing Type 1 diabetes after identifying a crucial protein that could prevent the autoimmune disease from taking hold.

    14 July 2022
Sheep grazing in a paddock.

Tiny nanoparticles less than a thousandth of a millimetre in size are providing a promising new method to protect sheep against deadly flystrike, according to University of Queensland research.

30 June 2022
Three people standing in the middle of a city wearing headphones and looking up

A University of Queensland academic has created the first artwork in the world to combine augmented reality (AR) game music with places in the community.

25 June 2022
An Eastern Brown Snake

Some of the world’s deadliest snakes could soon be saving lives, with research from The University of Queensland showing venom could be used to stop uncontrolled bleeding.

20 June 2022

The University of Queensland will lead Australia’s effort to supercharge commercialisation in the food and beverage industry, with a share of $362 million in federal government funding.

16 May 2022
A picture of an ocean reef

Water quality in the Great Barrier Reef will be improved thanks to a multimillion-dollar collaboration between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

22 April 2022
Image of industrial facility

The University of Queensland will play a crucial role in a multi-million-dollar four-year project which will see universities and industry working together to build commercialisation in Australia’s critical mineral supply chain that will create 1300...

19 April 2022
A small white plastic device being held to a man's forehead

A skin microbiopsy device developed by researchers at The University of Queensland, that takes tissue samples smaller than 0.5mm in diameter, could change the way skin cancers and other skin conditions are diagnosed and monitored.

19 April 2022
View of the ocean and sky, with the sun beaming in the centre of screen and emitting rays of golden light

A three-dimensional approach to marine conservation could help expand protected ocean areas by up to 30 per cent this decade, according to international researchers.

5 April 2022
A koala in a gum tree.

A koala, specially bred as part of a University of Queensland-led conservation project, could turn around the fate of endangered koala colonies along Australia’s east coast.

29 March 2022
Two women in white lab coats

When clinical psychiatrist and University of Queensland researcher Dr Cathy Franklin saw her first patient with Catatonia and Acute Regression in Down Syndrome in 2009, she was shocked.

22 March 2022
A COVID model

Researchers at The University of Queensland have developed a mathematical model that can predict the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, potentially speeding-up the development of new vaccines.

15 March 2022
Professor Kevin Thomas showing Minderoo Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Dr Andrew Forrest,  Minderoo Foundation Co-Chair and Co-Founder Nicola Forrest and UQ Vice Chancellor, Professor Debbie Terry inside the plastics contamination-controlled lab.

In one of the world’s first plastics contamination-controlled laboratories, University of Queensland researchers have begun testing blood and tissue samples to develop ways to detect and measure nanoplastics in the human body.

11 March 2022
A pair of hands in surgical gloves examing a petri dish

The University of Queensland has been selected as one of the first launch institutions in the world to partner with biotechnology company Moderna to research and develop vaccines to tackle the world’s greatest global public health threats.

10 March 2022
A man pulling hair from the tail of a cow

A way to determine the age of cattle by analysing their tail hair has been described as a “game changer” for Australia’s lucrative northern cattle industry.

24 February 2022
Two trains on railway tracks

The University of Queensland has teamed up with Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, on a research project to help reduce the carbon emissions of the company’s locomotive fleet.

6 January 2022