Biomedicine Research

Research Areas

Current research areas in Biomedicine include:

  • Tropical Animal Diseases
  • Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunopathogenesis
  • Aquatic Pathobiology
  • Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Comparative Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife.

Research Centres

Academic staff of Biomedicine are members of the following research centres:

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a multi-disciplinary health and tropical medicine research institute located in the tropics. Based at James Cook University in northern Queensland, AITHM has key nodes in Townsville, Cairns and the Torres Strait.

AITHM’s research programs confront northern Australia's major health security risks, tackle its worst health outcomes, develop better ways to deliver health services to remote communities and contribute to the development of northern Australia through research, knowledge infrastructure and commercialisation of research findings.

Our research spans public health, biomolecular, clinical, translational, and health systems research and is strongly focused on the health issues of most importance to tropical Australia, delivering significant public health benefit locally, regionally and globally.

The Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) brings together a multidisciplinary team organised into 3 main Research Themes: Aquatic food security and safety, novel aquatic products and applications, and human dimensions of aquatic resources and production.

The Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) is a collaboration between the Cairns and Hinterland, Mackay, North West, Torres and Cape, and Townsville Hospital and Health Services; the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network; and James Cook University, including the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. By embedding research into health service delivery, TAAHC aims to improve quality and efficiency of health care, enhance recruitment and retention of professionals in the region and encourage greater investment in the north.

Research Staff

For a particular researcher, see the Biomedical Sciences staff list.

Recent Publications

Browse through the Biomedical Research Online to see a full list of published research projects.