Skip links and keyboard navigation

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland science capability directory

Back to directory

Centre for Biosecurity and Tropical Infectious Diseases (CBTID)

Close up of a tropical tree frog

James Cook University

The Centre for Biosecurity and Tropical Infectious Diseases works to develop novel methods for the prevention of infectious diseases. The Centre's two core research goals are to: to better understand tropical infectious diseases and develop new tools to manageand control disease transmission; and to better understand the interactions that occur between pathogens and their hosts (using ell and molecular biology, proteomics, structural biology and immunology) and from this to develop new vaccines and therapies.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Vector-borne disease biology
  • Vector-borne disease controls
  • Biological controls of mosquitos
  • Novel mosquito traps
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Immunological basis of host-pathogen interactions
  • Immunology of infectious diseases
  • Proteomics analysis
  • Proteomics and metabolomics of chytrid fungus (frogs)

Facilities and major equipment

  • Mosquito containment facility
  • Physical Containment Class 3 (PC3) laboratory
  • Physical Containment Class 2 (PC2) laboratory
  • Animal house
  • Protein Array Facility
  • Flow Cytometry facility
  • Quarantine facility
  • 500 MHz NMR spectrometer

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


James Cook University, Building E4, Smithfield, Cairns, 4870

Lead researchers

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

Help us improve this directory by taking a short survey. Take the survey (new window)

Register your centre

Register your centre to be listed in this directory.

Last updated:
6 September 2018