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Health and biomedical

Partner with us to help us tackle the world’s biggest health challenges.

Pioneering medical breakthroughs

The University of Queensland (UQ) is at the forefront of health and biomedical innovations that create change around the world. We believe in a holistic approach to medicine, blending the best of science, engineering and human understanding to drive advancements in human health.

We have a global reputation for discovering the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms that cause diseases, and a strong track record in discovering, developing and commercialising new therapeutics, treatments and vaccines, including the Gardasil vaccine.

With more than 100 medical research institutes and centres, and partnerships with leading hospitals including the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, UQ offers exceptional research capability supported by a connected ecosystem of research infrastructure. 

We partner with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to global conglomerates. Our enterprise-level coordination of industry partnerships enables straightforward access and engagement with academics across all faculties and institutes to support industry needs.

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What we offer

Partnering with us provides access to the following benefits.

World-leading expertise and infrastructure

Our researchers are at the forefront of discovery and development of new therapeutics and vaccines, backed by state-of-the-art research infrastructure across four campuses.

Connected ecosystem of research centres

UQ nurtures the translation of discoveries through collaborations with leading hospitals, institutes and centres, with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) as a flagship example.

Health and behavioural science excellence

Our comprehensive research programs and patient-centric approach to allied health, behavioural science, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and digital health are advancing the future of healthcare.

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Strategic Partnerships


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Research stories

See our research in action, learn more about ongoing projects and read our success stories.

Professor Massimo Hilliard and Dr Ramon Martinez-Marmol

Reversing and preventing long COVID

UQ researchers have discovered how SARS-CoV-2 impacts the brain, and aim to reverse and prevent long COVID.
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Lifelike lab-grown skin developed from human stem cells

Queensland researchers have become the first in Australia to use human stem cells to generate skin tissue in a laboratory.
Associate Professor Loic Yengo from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience

$8 million awarded to predict genetic disease risk

Genetic research could allow doctors to predict whether a patient is at risk of developing common diseases decades before symptoms become evident.