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Dr. Yue Qu is a research microbiologist specializing in biofilm-related infections and developing anti-biofilm strategies. He is currently a research fellow at the department of Microbiology, Monash University and the department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He received a M.B.B.S from Wenzhou Medical University (WMU, China) in 2000, a PhD in clinical microbiology at RMIT University in 2010 and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Super Science Fellowship at Monash University in 2012. As a rare example of fundamental researcher who is equipped with medical knowledge and experience, Dr. Qu has contributed significantly to clinical biofilm infection research, from disease pathogenesis to the prevention and treatment strategies. He developed and validated in vitro biofilm assays that closely mimic clinical environments to study medical biofilms. He worked closely with leading clinicians and engineers, used laboratory-based methodologies to address clinical issues. Since 2010, Qu has published 50 peer-reviewed research articles and 2 book chapters, including that on the prestigious Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Chemistry Society Reviews. His research has a broad coverage of microbial pathogens, including Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, and mixed microorganisms, and various disease models, such as catheter-related bloodstream infections, vaginal candidiasis, and ventricular assist device driveline infections.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Research Fellow, Alfred Health

1 Jul 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Medical device-related infections
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Medical biofilms
  • Persister cells
  • Chronic infections
  • Translational research


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