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Queensland Government

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Centre for Animal Health Innovation (CAHI)

Researchers with a koala

University of the Sunshine Coast

The Centre brings together researchers focused on developing innovative solutions to health problems that are of significance to wildlife conservation and the sustainable production of domesticated animals. Many of the diseases studied by CAHI researchers also cross over into the human health setting, requiring "One Health" solutions that will assist stakeholders such as state and local governments, companies, not-for-profit organisations, veterinarians and medical practitioners in reducing the prevalence and impact of diseases on all affected hosts. CAHI research is cross-disciplinary and brings together expertise in genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology and ecology, covering a range of animal health research areas.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Infectious disease diagnostics
  • Veterinary vaccine development
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Bacterial genomics
  • Marsupial comparative genomics

Facilities and major equipment

  • Physical Containment Class 2 (PC2) laboratoy
  • Chlamydia cell culture laboratory

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


90 Sippy Downs Drive, , Sippy Downs, 4556

Lead researchers

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
6 September 2018