Dr Antje Blumenthal

Dr Antje Blumenthal

The research interest of Dr Antje Blumenthal lies in the complex interactions between pathogens and the immune system. How are pathogens recognised? How are the appropriate immune responses activated to effectively kill pathogens, but also regulated to prevent tissue damage?

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Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams

Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams

Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI), working on type 1 diabetes (T1D); an autoimmune disease that ultimately leads to the destruction of the insulin producing β-cells.

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Professor Mark Morrison

Professor Mark Morrison

In 2013 Professor Morrison was appointed Chair in Microbial Biology and Metagenomics at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. He and his team are using DNA sequencing technologies, as well as other microbiological and genetic methods to produce new insights into the microbial world.

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Dr Ray Steptoe

Associate Professor Ray Steptoe

Associate Professor Ray Steptoe was always interested in science, and began playing with microscopes at age 10. His natural affinity for science eventually led him to study anatomy and human biology at the University of Western Australia (UWA), but he soon realised that learning established knowledge wasn’t enough.

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Professor Ranjeny Thomas

Professor Ranjeny Thomas

Professor Ranjeny Thomas is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. She received her MBBS in 1984, and then trained in Perth as a rheumatologist. Now at UQ Diamantina Institute, Professor Thomas is the Arthritis Queensland Chair in Rheumatology.

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Dr Timothy Wells

Dr Timothy Wells

Dr Timothy Wells joined the Diamantina Institute in 2016 as a Senior Research Fellow. His research focuses on the interactions between the host immune system and Gram negative bacteria during chronic lung infection. Dr Wells is passionate about making his research as clinically relevant as possible, with his work previously having led to novel treatment of critically ill patients. His research uses a mixture of molecular microbiology, immunology and genomic approaches.

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