How does Dr John Roberts save bees from Varroa mites?
How do we protect bees from getting sick? Dr John Roberts is helping save honey bees through his research into Varroa mites and the viruses they spread.
Lab-grown airway cells: breathing new life into respiratory disease research
Our lab-grown airway cells have huge potential to understand how respiratory diseases work. It can also reduce the need for animal testing.
Outbreak ready: working to prevent human and animal disease
Our scientists continue their important work safeguarding human and animal health from disease, while we strive for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ashmore Reef: An island refuge of underwater wonders
Welcome to the Ashmore Reef Marine Park. This remote sanctuary is brimming with life, above and below the water. Each year around 100,000 seabirds breed here!
A cattle vaccine saves our steak in history
Vaccines are not just for human diseases. They also protect animals. Read how our work in the 1930s helped protect cattle from the devastating disease bovine pleuropneumonia.
Going viral: how a virus mutates between animals
Scientists are still trying to figure out the source of COVID-19. But if it did come from a bat, it may have gone through another animal and then to humans. We explain this process.
The wash-up on coronavirus and food
You can continue to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and salads. There is no evidence to suggest you can become infected from coronavirus from your food.
Thwarting Cassava plant diseases to feed the masses
Cassava is a big part of the diet of almost half a billion Africans, but this important crop is under siege from two devastating diseases.
Coronavirus is hurting Australia’s lobster export market
The abrupt downturn in seafood consumption in China is wreaking havoc on the traditional fishers of the Torres Strait and other Australian fishing communities.
We’re working to understand the characteristics of the novel coronavirus, a key step towards developing a new vaccine.
Modified mozzies to help derail dengue fever
In partnership with the University of California San Diego, we’ve engineered a mosquito resistant to spreading all four types of the devastating dengue virus.