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AITHM facilitates medical research and discoveries by providing high quality, leading technologies for researchers to pursue their research questions on a fee-for-service basis to the entire health sciences community as well as external entities.

Researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment, professional management and expertise to ensure professional support, training, and consultation in order to meet research objectives.


AITHM’s research facilities in Cairns comprise of the Mosquito Research Facility, the JCU Cairns Aquarium and the current AITHM building. A new building containing a PC2 laboratory was opened in May 2018.


AITHM’s world-class infectious diseases research facility located at James Cook University in Townsville includes both PC2 and PC3 certified laboratories, animal holding spaces, a Biobank and meeting rooms.

Thursday Island

The AITHM Clinical Research and Training Facility on Thursday Island is adjacent to the Torres Strait Hospital and enables research, training and community engagement.


AITHM has established a research program on occupational health and safety based in Mackay, which is housed within the Mackay Hospital and Health Service.