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TOP PRIZE FOR QTHA WORM RESEARCHER

Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) researcher Dr Cinzia Cantacessi , James Cook University (JCU), Cairns has been awarded the Frank Fenner Early Career (ECR) Fellowship for research excellence in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR scheme…

QIMR Berghofer hosts Cafe Scientique

QIMR Berghofer will open its doors to the public from 10am-2pm on Sunday 13 October. They will also offer a series of entertaining and informative talks about the Institute's research into cancer, infectious diseases and mental health and complex disorders. Children haven't be…

Eureka Prize for dengue researchers

QTHA researcher Prof Scott Ritchie, medical entomologist at James Cook University, is part of a team that has won an Australian Museum Eureka Prize for his work into dengue fever.   The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes were announced at a gala dinner in Canberra 4th September …

Bats — hear from the experts

Across Queensland the debate about bats continues - do they pose a threat to human health, and can colonies be moved on? Locally, the focus is on the colony that roosts near the Cairns library. James Cook University will host a public forum on this contentious issue this Satur…

SCORPION TOXIN COULD THE NEXT HERO OF SCIENCE - Thursday, 15 August 2013

Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) researchers at James Cook University in Cairns have taken delivery of a new weapon in their efforts to develop new treatments for cancer. Professor Norelle Daly and Dr David Wilson will use their new, state-of-the-art, 1.2 million-dolla…

Events

Free public talk

Café Scientifique: Dengue - past, present, future Sunday 7th September, 6 - 7:30 pm Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa 5 Triton Street, Palm Cove RSVP email/Lisa.Jones1)(jcu.edu.au, 42321311 Free event, all welcome Join A/Prof Greg Devine, QIMR Berghofer …

2014 Australasian Tropical Health Conference

  Join us in September to discuss the latest tropical health research in the region at the Australasian Tropical Health Conference, 7-9 September 2014, Palm Cove, Cairns This is a joint conference between the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) and th…

QTHA Seminar “Structural adventures in unravelling the lifestyles of Gram negative bacteria.”

  Everyone is welcome to join our QTHA Seminar presented by James Cook University, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences   Friday 21st February 2014, 11am, Dr Jennifer Wilson, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University "Structural …

Himalayan Mountain Medicine-From Bhutan to Wollongong

Mr. Phurpa Wangchuk, University of Wollongong will present the next QTHA Seminar "Himalayan Mountain Medicine-From Bhutan to Wollongong" When: Monday 21st October 2013, 11amWhere: JCU Cairns A21.002 Teaching Annex; Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services …

QTHA Seminar protein structure

"Functional Roles of Conserved Structural Features in α-Defensins" Dr K. Johan Rosengren, The University of Queensland Date: Friday 18th October 2013, 11am Venue: JCU Cairns A21.001 Teaching Annex; Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services room 001 (DA 9…

Jobs and studentships

2014 QTHA Travel Awards open

Applications for the 2014 QTHA Travel Award scheme are now open to all Early Career Researchers and students affiliated with QTHA researchers. Please download the 2014 application form and guidelines. Applications for 2014 QTHA Travel Awards close 19th  August 2014.     …

Research opportunities at QIMR

The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is seeking expressions of interest from mid-career and senior researchers who share our vision of better health through outstanding basic and translational research. QIMR is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth in our…

Researcher news

QTHA researcher presents TEDxJCUS talk about "Life in the Tropics"

  We all live with parasites; on us, in us, with our pets, in our food and water. They outsmart us, , parasites can alter their genes, protein and metabolic profile to adapt to attacks by the immune outpace us, outnumber us and make us sick. And they do it better in the tropi…

Solomon Islands mosquito study for better control strategies

MALARIA, A DEADLY MOSQUITO-BORNE infection, is estimated to cause one death every 30 seconds, worldwide. More than half the world's population is at risk of infection. The Solomon Islands suffer from one of the highest rates of malaria outside of Africa. Australian Geographic …

QTHA Researchers use nature to fight cancer

Far North Queensland scientists are undertaking groundbreaking new research to determine if venom from funnel web spiders and tarantulas can kill breast cancer cells. Science Minister Ros Bates applauded the work being done by James Cook University, which is leading the waywith…

Recent grant success for QTHA researchers at James Cook University

Congratulations to James Cook University researchers in recent grant funding rounds. Australian Research Council - Discovery - Future Fellowships Adverse reactions to seafood: Molecular and immunological approaches in managing an Australasian epidemic Indicative funding: $66…

QTHA Researchers represented at the Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function

QTHA researcher, A/Prof Andreas Hofmann, Griffith University, Eskitis Institute, will be presenting his collaborative research at the 36th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function. Andreas has three posters on display at the conference: "Comparative modelling and virt…

Corporate Publications

2012 QTHA Travel Award scheme open

QTHA is once again offering QTHA Travel Awards for affiliated students and early career researchers to assist in attending this conference and/or to cover costs associated with posters.  Funding of up to $2,000 per aaplicant is available for QTHA-affiliated students and early c…

2012 QTHA Collaborative Award scheme open

QTHA has launched a new opportunity for funding - QTHA Collaborative Research Awards.  Visit the QTHA Travel Award funding webpage to find out about Collaborative Research Awards. Funding is available to support collaborative research activities across QTHA.  Applicants shoul…

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