CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Business Unit (CSIRO H&B)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Department of Industry Innovation and Science, Australian Government

CSIRO's Health and Biosecurity research helps Australia prepare and respond to health and bisoecurity risks, and to create health and resilient populations and health systems. Research in the Business Unit (a) enables the digital transformation of healthcare to improve services and clinical treatment for Australians, (b) improves the health and nutrition of Australians and (c) protects Australian agriculture and the environment from the threats of exotics pests, weeds and diseases. We achieve this through collaborations with multiple agencies across the Queensland innovation system (incl. universities, government research agencies, indigenous agencies, NGOs), and in close partnership with industry stakeholders and end-users.

Organisation type
  • Part of national organisation – Government
  • Commonwealth statutory authority
Number of research staff
200-300 research staff
Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park QLD 4102 | STARS, Level 7, 296 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4029 | ATSIP, Building 145, James Cook University, James Cook Drive, Townsville QLD 4811

Strengths and capabilities

  • Digital Health
  • Human Biosecurity
  • Agricultural Biosecurity
  • Animal Biosecurity
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Infectious Disease Resilience

Facilities and major equipment

  • Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) Laboratory
  • Quarantine Containment Level 3 (QC3) Laboratory
  • Insect houses
  • Wet laboratories
  • Glasshouses and greenhouses

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