Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS)

The University of Queensland

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Aerial view of water treatment plant

QAEHS is multidisciplinary research centre with expertise in environmental health toxicology, microbiology and epidemiology. Our research includes: environmental aspects of toxicology, human health epidemiology, microbiology, health risk assessment, health risk communication, identification and analysis of emerging environmental health risks, and state-of-the art monitoring and analytical techniques, methodologies and technologies for environmental hazards and exposures.

Website https://qaehs.centre.uq.edu.au/

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • catchment and drinking water micro pollutants
  • potential human health risks and impacts from CSG
  • measurement and monitoring of drug metabolites in wastewater
  • monitor and assess pesticides/herbicides concentrations in inshore water quality
  • fate and persistence of fluoro-surfactants and hydrocarbons
  • electro-immuno-detection of Legionella pneumophila
  • detection of antibiotic resistance genes
  • understanding bacterial-nanoparticle interactions
  • understanding of the epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff

Address

39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains QLD 4108

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • Queensland Government – Partner

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