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Genomics of Golden Staph: Discovering genomic markers of transmission of Staphylococcus aureus in hospital settings

An opportunity exists for a PhD candidate to undertake work on the molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitals. Elements of the PhD project may include: more...

Supervisor(s): O’Sullivan, Matthew (Dr)

Koala Health Hub, Koala Infectious Diseases Research Group

We are seeking expressions of interest in our PhD program or development of postdoctoral opportunities. Koala numbers have been in severe decline for many years and in most states t more...

Supervisor(s): Higgins, Damien (Associate Professor), Phalen, David Norton (Associate Professor)

Interaction of viral and tuberculosis infections in the lung

This project will examine how two of the most important respiratory pathogens of humans, Influenza and Tuberculosis, interact and stimulate protective immune responses in the lungs. more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in commensal Escherichia coli

This project will examine the Escherichia coli present in the gut of healthy adults who have not been recently exposed to antibiotics to determine the prevalence of antibiotic resis more...

Supervisor(s): Hall, Ruth (Professor)

Plant-microbe communication - the stimulation of bacterial sulfatases

The roots of all crop plants are surrounded by a myriad of other organisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and invertebrates. This community plays a crucial role in maintaining more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)

Virulent Rhodococcus equi decontamination strategies on horse farms

An investigation into potential disinfectant agents that could be used on farms to reduce environmental virulent Rhodococcus equi burdens. more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

An investigation into symbiosis between virulent Rhodococcus equi and protozoa

Can virulent Rhodococcus equi replicate within protozoa found in the soil and gastrointestinal environment of the foal? more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

Antibiotic resistance genetics in Gram-negative bacteria

Antibiotic resistance genes in Gram-negative bacteria. more...

Supervisor(s): Iredell, Jon (Associate Professor)

Chemical Biology of Siderophores

Studies of bacterial metal-management strategies have implications for treating iron overload disease and for better understanding bacterial pathogenic virulence. more...

Supervisor(s): Codd, Rachel (Dr)

Phosphate homeostasis and fungal virulence

Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is an important macronutrient for all living organisms including yeast, and is essential for ATP, phospholipid and protein synthesis, metabolism and signall more...

Supervisor(s): Djordjevic, Julianne (Dr), Sorrell, Tania (Professor)