Our staff and students work on projects that bridge from fundamental studies of molecular biology, pathogenesis and epidemiology, through to applied studies in vaccine and diagnostic test development. They have been the recipients of multiple awards from national and international veterinary and scientific organizations, including the Derrick Edward Award of the International Organisation for Mycoplasmology (P. Markham), Houghton Trust Lecture Award by the World Veterinary Poultry Association (A. H. Noormohammadi), the Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Bureau of Rural Science) (J. M. Devlin, N. Wawegama), Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (J. M. Devlin) the Gilruth Prize of the Australian Veterinary Association, the Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Award of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (G. F. Browning) and the Clunies Ross Medal of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (K. G. Whithear).
Our current staff and students are:
- Professor Glenn Browning (Director)
- Professor James Gilkerson
- A/Prof Amir Noormohammadi
- A/Prof Joanne Devlin
- Dr Carol Hartley
- Dr Fiona Sansom
- Dr Marc Marenda
- Ms Joanne Allen
- Dr Jagoda Ignjatovic
- Dr Philip Markham
- Dr Kelly Tivendale
- Dr Natali Krekeler
- Dr Pollob Shil
- Dr Olusola Olaogun
- Dr Penelope Steer-Cope (Laboratory Operations Manager)
- Dr Sang-Won Lee
- Dr Helen Billman-Jacobe
- Dr Christina Marth
- Dr Kirsten Bailey
- Dr Helen Crabb
- Dr Andres Diaz
- Dr Nadeeka Wawegama
- Dr Mauricio Coppo
- Ms Anna Kanci
- Ms Paola Vaz
- Ms Denise O’Rourke
- Mr Alistair Legione
- Dr Ruth Haites
- Associate Professor Chris Morrow
- Associate Professor Peter Scott
Project: Development of an Attenuated Vaccine for Oedema Disease.
Project : Diseases of zoonotic and biosecurity importance in Australian common brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and common ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums.
Project: Genetic diversity of Infectious laryngotracheitis virus after recombination events in the natural host as model of infection.
Project: Infectious Laryngotracheitis virus vaccines and latency in natural host.
Project: Investigation of recombination among isolates of equine herpesvirus 2 and 5.
Project: Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) in Mycoplasma bovis.
Project: The role of major surface proteins of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) in protection against ILT in chicken.
Project: Q fever in intensively managed dairy goat farms. The disease dynamics, its impact on herd performance and applicable control measures.
Project: Avian coronaviruses in Australia.
Project: Environmental Resistome and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in an Australian Veterinary Referral Hospital.
Project: Antimicrobial stewardship in Australian Veterinary Practices.
Project: Investigation of the role of NAD synthesis in the replication of Coxiella burnetii.
Project: Enhancing control of virulent recombinant strains of infectious laryngotracheitis virus.
Project: Calf health and welfare in dairy systems.
Project: Investigation of viral recombination between ILTV vaccine strains using in vitro, in ovo, and in vivo systems.
Project: Genetic manipulation of mycoplasmas in domestic animals.
Project: Characterising the epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii infection in Australian wildlife and livestock species using existing and novel diagnostic tools.
Project: Molecular analysis of pathogenicity of Mycoplasma synoviae.
Project: Diversity and association of antibiotic and metal resistance genes in faecal bacteria from Australian livestock.