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Dr. Yue Qu is a medical microbiologist specializing in clinical biofilms and medical device-related chronic infections. He is a senior research fellow at the department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and the department of Microbiology at Monash University. 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 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 over 50 research papers on leading medical journals and several 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, including catheter-related bloodstream infections, vaginal candidiasis, and ventricular assist device driveline infections. He is a organizing committee member of Asia-Pacific Biofilms and an associated editor for Frontiers in Microbiology. He co-guest-edited the Biofilms in Australia special issue for Microbiology Australia (May 2023) and is the Director of Operations for the Monash-WMU Alliance in Clinical and Experimental Biomedicine.

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
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, Alfred Hospital

1 Jul 2022 → …

Research Fellow, Alfred Hospital

1 Jul 201530 Jun 2022

Research area keywords

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

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