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The ithree institute brings together an internationally competitive team focused on addressing key challenges in the understanding and control of infectious diseases in humans and animals. Our innovative science uses a systems biology approach to develop a greater insight into basic biology and its application to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

The ithree institute is led by Professor Liz Harry, an internationally recognised expert in the field of infectious diseases with a track record of driving innovation both within academia and within industry. It consists of research groups led by globally experienced scientists in the fields of microbial and parasitic infectious diseases, and in the application of their basic research to the treatment and prevention of these diseases.   

The ithree institute has active research programs and collaborations in the fields of bacteriology, parasitology and virology.  We are building our reputation by recruiting academics with a passion to work at the forefront of basic and applied research in the field of infection and immunity. 

The core philosophy at the ithree institute is to work in partnership with others to delivery world-class scientific discovery and to drive innovation. We have established relationships with universities, research institutes, medical institutes and industry, both within Australia and internationally.

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Professor Liz Harry

Antibiotic resistant superbugs

Professor Liz Harry, Director of the iThree Institute responds to the UN meeting on antibiotic resistant superbugs.
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Colour bacteria seen under microscope

Global antibiotic resistance crisis

Antibiotics discovery revolutionised human health and medicine. We now take these drugs for granted and bacteria are fighting back leading to antibiotic resistance.
A pair of scientists at UTS have received a top prize from a US science firm to assist their research into the efficacy of probiotics in treating depression.
The Wildlife One Health Initiative is a dynamic cross-disciplinary team of UTS scientists who aim to tackle wildlife health, loss and extinction.
There are a range of diseases, not just infectious diseases, for which antibiotics are used routinely; in patients who are immunosuppressed - who have had chemotherapy or organ transplants - or after most routine operations. It doesn’t stop with humans - antibiotics are widely used in the agricultural sector.
UTS microbiologist Dr Willa Huston has identified a chemical that paves the way for a new antibiotic specially for koalas.

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