OVERVIEW

Immunology

As a complex network of cells and proteins throughout the body, the immune system helps our body to defend itself against infections.

In some cases, the immune system can be over-active, resulting in an excessive immune response against substances in the environment (such as with allergic reactions) or a response to normal components of the body (such as in autoimmune diseases). 

Researchers at TRI are studying the processes behind immunological disorders such as autoimmune disorders and bone and joint disorders, and ways we can train the immune system to target cancer cells via immunotherapies.

Image: Lymphocyte illustration (Big Stock Photo: urfingus ID123040430)

Key Researchers
 
Michael McGuckin
Matthew Arthur Brown
Stephen Robert Mattarollo
Tim Wells
Allison Pettit
Antje Blumenthal
David Evans
Graham Robert Leggatt
Kristen Radford
Ranjeny Thomas
Raymond John Steptoe
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IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAMS
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Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Diseases
Bone and Joint Diseases
Immunotherapies
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Dengue Antiviral Development: Pitfalls and opportunities Dengue virus (DENV) infection is a public health threat to more than two-thirds of the global population and yet currently there are no...Read more
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Immunology Seminar Series The TRI Thursday Immunology Seminar series will feature exciting research updates from ongoing early-to-mid career Immunology researchers, covering basic to translational...Read more
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Arthritis Qld - 18th Annual Health Professionals Seminar Join Arthritis Qld at the 18th Annual Health Professionals Seminar to be held at the TRI on the 10th March. Tickets*: Early bird - $160 (...Read more
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World ARthritis Day Morning Tea Date: 12 Oct 10:00am - 12 Oct 11:30am. (Australia/Brisbane UTC+10) Join us on World Arthritis Day for free morning tea and a presentation by Professor Ranjeny Thomas...Read more
Day of Immunology 2016 - Our Amazing Immune System The 2016 Day of Immunology events at TRI kicked off with a day of student workshops in the SPARQ-ed laboratory, followed by a public forum in the...Read more
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Professor pam russel am wins life sciences wit award Monday 31 August 2015 Congratulations to QUT’s Professor Pam Russel AM, FHMS who won the Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award at...Read more

Blood test for subtropical grass allergies

Blood test for subtropical grass allergies

This allergy blood test project is meeting the need for better diagnosis and treatment for subtropical grass pollen allergy.

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GutFull Event Wrap Up Last Wednesday, UQ's Diamantina Institute hosted an event at TRI focusing on Gut Microbiome - the good and bad bugs in our bodies. This free forum was part of a series...Read more
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World Immunology Day 2015 In addition to the activities being held at TRI throughout World Immunology Day on the 29th April, a free event will be held in the evening which is open to the general...Read more

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