World-First Research Shines Spotlight on Koalas (image) Queensland University of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption The "holy grail" for understanding how and why koalas respond to infectious diseases has been uncovered in an Australian-led, world-first genome mapping project led by QUT (Brisbane, Australia) and Australian Museum. Dr. Ana Pavasovic, Dr. Peter Prentis, Dr. Adam Polkinghorne and Professor Peter Timms (from left to right) said the world-first finding will lead to better understanding of the iconic Australian marsupial. Credit Patrick Hamilton, QUT Media Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.