Fight deadly pathogens with emerging tech

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Infectious bacteria and viruses are a tremendous threat to public health, the global economy, and societal well-being. This notion is more apparent than ever as COVID-19 continues to inflict widespread human suffering in the form of illness and morbidity, job loss and poverty, as well as anxiety and depression.

Fortunately, world-leading researchers at QUT are spearheading innovative technologies to fight pathogens through nanostructured surfaces. Surface modification, inspired by nature, physically prevents the settlement and survival of bacteria and viruses (including COVID-19) on surfaces.

Through rapid upscaling and development, we can implement these surfaces in hospitals, public transport, and other high-traffic public areas to prevent the spread of current and future pathogens in our communities.

Your gift will help:

  • Fund vital research to fabricate antibacterial and antiviral surfaces
  • Allow computer modelling to optimise surfaces for enhanced antipathogenic performance
  • Perform surface installation in real-world settings such as hospitals and public transport
  • Help to translate antipathogenic surfaces from a lab-scale to industrial impact

The real-world impact of your gift:

Your support will help toward the fight against pathogens and will enhance our preparedness for outbreaks like COVID-19 in the future.

  • $250 will test the effect of a structured surface against one bacterial and one viral strain
  • $1,500 will test the effect of a structured surface against several common bacterial and viral strains
  • $2,500 will fund surface installation and testing in a hospital setting
  • $25,000 will provide a PhD scholarship for one year

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