JCU is a leader in research addressing the critical challenges facing the tropics, world-wide. 

A defining feature of JCU is its tropical location and its research excellence in disciplines of particular relevance to the tropics. 

As a comprehensive university in the tropics, JCU is well placed to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations to meet these challenges.

JCU Research News

    Global search for vanishing ocean giants
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017
    James Cook University researchers are leading a global search for one of the most fascinating creatures of the deep – the sawfish – and they’re using an innovative method to track down the endangered animal.

    JCU to fight disabling tropical diseases with WHO
    Mon, 16 Oct 2017
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has picked James Cook University as a partner to battle diseases that kill more than a million people and make more than a billion people sick every year.

    Grant to JCU researcher targets malaria
    Fri, 13 Oct 2017
    A James Cook University researcher has been awarded funding to develop a malaria vaccine, that – if successful - could save nearly half a million lives a year.

    JCU scientists find scorpions target their venom
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017
    In the first study of its kind, James Cook University scientists have shown scorpions can fine-tune their venom to suit different predators and prey.

    Call to stop African eco-disaster in the making
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017
    A James Cook University scientist has warned of an environmental catastrophe in Africa’s world-famous Serengeti if planned new dams are built.

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