Dr Francesca Frentiu

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Faculty of Health,
School of Biomedical Sciences

Personal details


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Biomedical Sciences
Kelvin Grove Q Block Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects


arbovirus, dengue virus, chikungunya, Zika virus, climate change, evolution, mosquito


+61 7 31386185

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Medical Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD in Evolutionary Genetics (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

For more information regarding Dr Francesca Frentiu's  research profile please open this link to the Infection and Immunity Research Page:




Unit Coordinator

  • LQB362 Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases
  • LQB494 Pathogen Biology and Pathogenesis


  • Peer Leader Program (Infection and Immunity Major)

Awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2020


QUT ePrints

For more publications by Francesca, explore their research in QUT ePrints (our digital repository).

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Evolutionary processes and emergence of novel dengue virus lineages
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rachael Murray
  • Identifying Drivers of Chikungunya Virus Transmission in the Asia-Pacific
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rachael Murray
  • tilising in vitro and in vivo methods to improve our understanding of Plasmodium knowlesi biology.
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
  • Xeno-surveillance of Ross River virus
    PhD, Associate Supervisor

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)