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

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

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Diver covered in a waterweed affecting public safety and biodiversity

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.

Website https://www.csiro.au/en/about/people/business-units/Health-and-Biosecurity

Key science sectors

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

Number of research staff

200-300 research staff

Address

Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road, , Dutton Park, 4102 | STARS, Level 7, 296 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4029 | ATSIP, Building 145, James Cook University, James Cook Drive, Townsville, Qld, 4811

Lead researchers

Organisation type

  • Part of national organisation - Government
  • Commonwealth statutory authority

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