Professor in Infectious Diseases, Queensland Institute of Medical Research

The Clinical Tropical Medicine Laboratory investigates how parasites such as the malaria parasite, hookworm, threadworm and scabies cause disease and how they become resistant to drugs used to treat them. The group also identifies new drugs and drug targets, and develops novel diagnostic techniques.

The focus of this Laboratory is to apply modern techniques in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology to study clinical problems associated with infectious diseases in tropical environments.

A particular interest in this laboratory is the study of drug resistance in a range of parasites, and the development of novel diagnostic techniques.