Industry Connect with CSL

UQ researchers joined online information sessions to hear
Dr Marthe D’Ombrain of CSL launch their 2022 Research Acceleration Initiative.

CSL’s Research Acceleration Initiative aims to fast-track discovery of innovative biotherapies that fall within CSL’s therapeutic focus areas and modalities, through partnerships between CSL and UQ, and other Australian and global research organisations.

Applications have now closed.

Successful applicants will receive up to $250,000 per year for up to 2 years (max $500,000 funding) to accelerate translation of their research.

The Initiative will focus on target validation and drug discovery projects in CSL’s therapeutic areas and modalities of interest, as stated below.  Download CSL flyer for more detailed information on the therapeutic focus areas.

Therapeutic areas

Cardiovascular and Metabolic


Recombinant proteins
Cell & gene therapies
Small molecules NOT of interest

Next steps

Join online webinar information sessions

Download application form and discuss with UniQuest

Internal deadline: submit your application to by 18 Feb for review and feedback

Deadline to CSL: UniQuest will coordinate submissions to CSL by 28 Feb.

Online information session details


1:00pm - 2:00pm (Brisbane time)
11:00am - 12:00pm (Brisbane time)


Monday, 7 February 2022
Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Online session links

To register for webinar sessions, please email

For more information in your research area, contact:

Dr Craig Belcher

Dr Tamsin Terry

Dr David Markwell

Dr George Adamson

Julian Vultaggio

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