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
- A/Prof and Science Leader - Emerging Infectious Diseases Dr Roslyn Hickson—Roslyn leads research on emerging and neglected tropical diseases, through the lenses of biosecurity and One Health
- Director - USDA ARS Australian Biological Control Laboratory Matthew Purcell—Matt leads efforts to manage biosecurity of Australasian origin that are invasive in the USA
- Senior Research Scientist Andrew Hoskins—Andrew is a quantitative biologist and works on feral animal control, biodiversity assessment and Indigenous-led land management.
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