Cystic Fibrosis researchers win prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize
Metro North researchers were in the national spotlight overnight, taking out a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
Professor Scott Bell and the CF Air team were awarded the 2018 Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research for their groundbreaking research which has reduced infection rates for people with cystic fibrosis.
The CF Air team uncovered the process by which the deadly pathogens causing airway infections are transmitted between cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Their research has attracted attention from the CF community, impacted clinical practice and policy and changed the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis.
The collaborative CF Air team consists of researchers and clinicians from Metro North, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Children’s Health Queensland, UQ, Griffith University, Gold Coast Health and QUT.
The Eureka Prizes is presented annually and recognises the very best Australian scientific minds in four categories: scientific research and innovation; science leadership; science communication and journalism; and school science.