Dr Yue Qu is a senior research fellow at the Department of Infectious Diseases, the Alfred Hospital and Monash University. He is also the Director of Operations of Monash BDI-Wenzhou Medical University Alliance in Clinical and Experimental Biomedicine. He received a MBBS from Wenzhou Medical University in 2000, a PhD from RMIT University in 2010 and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Super Science Fellowship at Monash University in 2012. His research expertise is in biofilm-related infections, developing and validating in vitro assays that mimic clinically relevant environmental conditions to study medical biofilms. He worked closely with leading clinicians and engineers and used laboratory-based methodologies to address clinical issues.
Dr. Qu has contributed significantly to the field of medical device-related biofilm infections, from disease pathogenesis to prevention and treatment. His research has a broad coverage of bacterial and fungal pathogens, and uses various disease models, including bloodstream infections, vaginal candidiasis, VAD driveline infections, and many other medical device-related infections.