Centre for Bioinnovation | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Centre for Bioinnovation

Using bio-inspired approaches to contribute to drug discovery, disease diagnostics and therapeutics. Improving societal outcomes and supporting ecosystems through a focus on aquaculture, conservation and biodiversity.

Research Themes

Applied Microbiology

This theme includes studies into major diseases in both humans and animals as well as the development of disease diagnostics and therapeutics.

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Aquaculture Biotechnology

This theme is focused on the development and application of innovative technologies for the enhancement of the aquaculture industry.

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This theme focuses on drug discovery from natural products and proteins for applications mainly in the medical world but also as new technologies for aquaculture and conservation. The tools used, based on the advanced instrumentation lab, are also used for basic research into the role of metabolites in biology.

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Conservation and Biodiversity

This theme is focused on applying molecular tools to address key questions in global conservation and biodiversity.

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Bioinnovation in the news

Study finds liquid rapidly inactivates coronavirus for faster and potentially life-saving testing
10 Oct

A Queensland research collaboration has identified a simple way to safely kill coronavirus in patient diagnostic samples by using a unique preparation liquid – developed by UniSC – that has the potential to save lives by speeding up testing, leading to faster test results and faster treatment.

Rapid detection vital in deadly bat-borne virus outbreak
20 Sep

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher who has helped develop a simple dipstick test to screen for the highly infectious Nipah virus says rapid detection is critical to controlling deadly outbreaks.

New rapid test for deadly mosquito-borne virus
18 Aug

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers have developed a rapid portable test for one of the world’s fastest-spreading mosquito-borne diseases, following funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Research Foundation.